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16 Feb 2020 description
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(Jerusalem - 11/2/2020): PRCS distributed today relief items to families affected by the latest bad weather episode which hit Nabi Samwil, a Palestinian village close to Jerusalem but isolated from the city by the Annexation Wall.

The Society’s National Disaster Response Team provided ten families (65 individuals) with mattresses, covers, tarpaulin sheets, heaters, kitchen utensils and hygiene items.

The ICRC facilitated the Society’s access to the village which is also surrounded by several Israeli settlements.

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04 Feb 2020 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Extreme weather conditions have hit the West Bank and Gaza Strip starting on Saturday 18/1/2020 including heavy rain floods, winds, and low-temperature cold wave. The heavy rain generated floods in several part of Palestine and thousands of people were affected with many families being evacuated from their homes. The extreme weather conditions resulted in the deaths of 3 people; two in the Gaza Strip and one in Jerusalem due to the heavy rains and flooding.

03 Feb 2020 description
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Qatar Charity (QC) has distributed winter aid to the families of orphan and the neediest families in all governorates of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Development.

The assistance was delivered as part of Qatar Charity’s seasonal projects in support of the vulnerable under its current winter campaign named “Warmth and Peace.

31 Jan 2020 description

Words by Ra’ed Al Nims, Palestine Red Crescent Society

“We are drowning… Help us!”

Palestine Red Crescent Society’s Operations Room in Gaza received this distressing call during heavy rains, strong wind and cold weather in late January 2020. A team from the Red Crescent’s Disaster Management Unit (DMU) was immediately sent to the scene. What they found was an old, broken-down house with a roof that had started to cave in, causing mud, water and stones to fall into the rooms.