occupied Palestinian territoryOngoing
- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 208, 26 September - 10 October 2017
- Protection of Civilians Report | 26 September - 9 October 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin occupied Palestinian territory - Sep 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Gaza Crisis: Urgent Funding Appeal (Jul 2017)
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- WHO: oPt Emergency Response Plan 2017
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2017
- oPt Humanitarian Fund
- OCHA in oPt
- OCHA Reported Access Incidents of Humanitarian Organizations Database
- OCHA Vulnerability Profile of Palestinian Communities in Area C
- OCHA: Gaza One Year On: Marking One Year Since the 2014 Escalation of Hostilities
- UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
- Food Security Cluster: State of Palestine
- Human Rights Watch: Israel/Palestine - Events of 2016
- Middle East: Cold Wave - Jan 2015
- occupied Palestinian territory: Cold Wave - Dec 2013
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- occupied Palestinian territory: Floods - Jan 2013
- occupied Palestinian territory: Floods - Feb 2012
- occupied Palestinian territory: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- OPT: Flash Floods - Nov 2008
- OPT: Waste Water Treatment Plant Floods - Mar 2007
- Locusts - Aug 2004
Our Strategic Commitments
- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.
Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.
With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.
Recurrent armed conflict and ten years of blockade have resulted in persistent humanitarian needs and a shattered economy in Gaza (State of Palestine). Out of the 1.9 million population living there, 81.3 million are currently in need of humanitarian assistance](http://www.ochaopt.org/content/gaza-strip-humanitarian-impact-blockade-november-2016).
Gaza has long been a place of desperate need, with huge challenges in all areas of civic life. Devastating escalations in violence not only destroy lives and infrastructure, but also hope and aspiration. In the midst of this, the most marginalized people are often ignored or forgotten. As part of the Within and Without the State programme, community researchers worked with women with disabilities to enable them to devise a plan for periods of crisis.
Thanks to cooperating partners, in December, WFP assisted more than 480,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through both cash-based transfers (CBT), using an electronic voucher redeemable in local shops, and direct food assistance. Of those assisted, more than 35,000 were vulnerable Bedouins and herders in Area C of the West Bank.
Mr. President, members of the Security Council,
I report to you today in the aftermath of the appalling truck-ramming attack on January 8th that killed four Israelis and injured 17 more in Jerusalem. Such attacks can never be justified and must be universally condemned. This act of cowardice was neither courageous, nor heroic. Such terrorist attacks must be unequivocally condemned by all. It is regrettable that some Palestinian factions and leaders have chosen to praise it, to glorify it or have simply remained silent.
Impact of the Crisis
Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$3,500,000
After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies
By Umberto Bacchi
LONDON, Dec 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.
The United Nations estimates almost 93 million people in 33 countries will need humanitarian aid and has appealed for a record $22.2 billion to help them.
Natural hazards, such as droughts, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Protracted conflicts and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters. Furthermore, environmental degradation and rapid urban growth in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas.
21 DECEMBER 2016
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 66TH MEETING (PM)
Resolution Establishing International Mechanism Concerning Syria Passed in Direct Plenary Action Reaffirming the role of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) in promoting sustainable development, the General Assembly today adopted 36 resolutions and one decision forwarded by that Committee.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
1. Executive summary
1. The United Nations Strategic Framework (UNSF) represents the UN’s cooperation framework with Lebanon for the period 2017-2020. It replaces the previous United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Lebanon (2010-2016). The UNSF presents the key shared objectives of the UN system, the areas in which it intends to support the Government of Lebanon and its people, and the expected outcomes of its assistance.
This booklet is directed towards the Food and Agricultural Organization Member States, UN system and all other potential partners, and sheds light on the role that resilient agriculture livelihoods can play in addressing some of the root causes of migration in protracted crises and assisting displaced populations and host communities to cope with protracted displacement. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural disasters on their lives.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
In July, lack of funding compelled WFP to halve the food entitlements of 89,000 people in Gaza, threequarters of whom are women and children. Additional donor support in Gaza (USD 4.5 million) and the West Bank (USD 3 million) is urgently sought until the end of the year.
In July, WFP assisted more than 480,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.
The seamless integration of disaster risk reduction into overall business planning means that, when disaster does strike, the company is well prepared to manage the impact and respond quickly. All of this helps fulfill Global Communities’ mission to build safer, more resilient communities.
The following report explores three innovative approaches used by Vitas Group and Global Communities to successfully grow the financial inclusion sector in the Middle East over the last 20 years, despite the region’s persistent political and economic instability:
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
Lack of funding will force WFP to significantly reduce food assistance by 50-70 percent, affecting 89,000 people, three-quarters of whom are women and children.
In June, WFP assisted more than 481,500 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.
WFP continues upgrading its emergency preparedness response in coordination with other UN partners.