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08 Feb 2014 description

WAM RAMMALLAH, 8th February, 2014 (WAM)--Human Appeal International UAE (HAI) is implementing the AED2 million winter humanitarian campaign in the Palestinian territories, where it is distributing clothes, food, blankets and heating fuel to about 30, 000 Palestinian families affected by the floods, which hit the Palestinian territories over the last two months.

Ibrahim Rashid, Director of HAI in West Bank, said the HAI will provide during the campaign over 130, 000 litre of heating fuel to hospitals and Palestinian shelter centres.

06 Nov 2013 description

Summary: CHF 86,975 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7 January 2013 to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in delivering assistance to a total of 4,349 beneficiaries and to replenish the used contingency stocks .

16 Jul 2013 description

The humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) during the first five months of 2013 remained unchanged as the key drivers of vulnerability remained in place. The protracted crisis in the oPt is compounded by recurrent conflict (especially in Gaza) and natural disasters, which increase humanitarian needs. For example, the escalation in hostilities in Gaza and southern Israel in November 2012, and the severe storm that hit the oPt in January 2013 both exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities, and in some cases generated new needs.

21 Jun 2013 description

Remarks by Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley, on the occasion of the opening ofworkshop “Palestine International Assistance Awareness Workshop”

Ramallah, 17 June 2013

Sabah el kheir!
Brigadier Mohammed Issa Representatives from the Ministries Representatives of the donor countries and organizations, including Red Crescentand Red Cross Movement committed to the preparedness agenda Colleagues from the HCT and from OCHA Geneva, Cairo and MSB (Swedish Civil Contingency Agencies)

25 Mar 2013 description


● Escalation in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces during West Bank protests in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

● In East Jerusalem, settler organizations have accelerated their efforts to take over land and property, triggering imminent displacement of the affected Palestinians.

● Over 2,400 people in the Gaza Strip, whose homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair during the November 2012 round of hostilities, are still displaced.

01 Mar 2013 description


  • The killing of six unarmed civilians by Israeli forces raises concerns about possible violations of the right to life, as well as regarding a lack of accountability.

  • January recorded the largest number of demolitions in Area C of the West Bank in a single month in over two years, resulting in the displacement of 250 people.

  • The situation of some already vulnerable communities was exacerbated as a result of a winter storm that struck the oPt between 7 and 10 January.

25 Feb 2013 description

By Berta Acero

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE, 25 February 2013 - The Government of Palestine supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has taken steps to establish its first national disaster loss database. The initiative was launched in the presence of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström, who began a visit to Palestine this week.

14 Feb 2013 description

In the early days of this year, a snow storm followed by torrential rains and flooding wreaked extensive damage to whole areas and communities in the West Bank. The Jadallah family in the Tulkarem village of Anabta are one of many whose lives were swept away by what is said to be the worst natural disaster in the village during the last 50 years.

30 Jan 2013 description
report ACTED

JERUSALEM [ACTED News] – A winter storm brought uninterrupted rain and wind, followed by significant snowfall across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory early January. In the West Bank and Gaza, the wind and floods impacted 12,500 Palestinians, according to estimates by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), destroying both residential and agricultural shelters. The urban areas in the north, including Tulkarm and Qalqilya, witnessed the worst.

23 Jan 2013 description
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Jerusalem – The humanitarian Consolidated Appeal (CAP) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) was launched today in Ramallah by the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley.

22 Jan 2013 description

WAM Jerusalem, Jan 22nd 2013 (WAM) -- UAE Humanitarian Appeal International (HAI) has provided urgent assistance to Palestinian families, whose homes were washed away by the flash floods caused by heavy rains and strong winds sweeping the region.

17 Jan 2013 description

The latest storm in Israel has obviously affected the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In the West Bank there have been reports of floods in all the districts, sediments in main roads, trees and poles collapsing and rivers overflowing. Through the Civil Administration, COGAT is assisting as best it can with evacuating the injured, transferring equipment and dealing with the damages from the storm.

Date: 09.01.13 Author: Cogat Website

16 Jan 2013 description
report Irish Red Cross

Several countries in the Middle East continue to experience severe winter weather that has so far caused casualties across the region and increased the suffering of Syrians fleeing violence to neighbouring countries.

Torrential rain for the past few days caused massive flooding in many areas and the snowfall paralyzed many parts of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria; making access to people in need more difficult. Red Cross & Red Crescent volunteers and staff in the region have been working around the clock to respond to the different emerging humanitarian needs.

16 Jan 2013 description


• A winter storm, characterized by torrential rains strong winds, low temperatures and snowfall the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) between 7 and 10 January.

• Some 12,500 people were negatively impacted by the loss of, or damage to, residences and agricultural livelihoods due to flooding and strong winds

• Some 200 homes were severely damaged or destroyed and 650 people were temporarily displaced.

15 Jan 2013 description
report Global Communities

Global Communities is providing assistance to 200 households in the Palestinian town of Anabta in the form of electronic food vouchers through the Food Security Program funded by the World Food Programme (WFP). The assistance is being provided in response to the devastating flooding in the town of Anabta, following the most severe winter storm to hit the region in the last 30 years.

11 Jan 2013 description

10 Jan 2013 - Since 7 Jan 2013, heavy rain and snow have caused flooding in the north of the region. Some of the most affected areas are Tulkarem and Qalqilia, where two people were killed and 130 families were evacuated.

Link: Palestine, floods and heavy rains DREF operation n° MDRPS007

11 Jan 2013 description

By Raefah Makki

Several countries in the Middle East continue to experience severe winter weather that has so far caused casualties across the region and increased the suffering of Syrians fleeing violence to neighbouring countries.

11 Jan 2013 description

Key issues

  • Three people were killed and at least 20 injured as a result of a heavy storm that hit the region. In the West Bank, thousands were temporarily displaced from their residences due to flooding.
  • One child was killed and five other Palestinians injured by UXOs in the Gaza Strip.
  • Arrest operations trigger violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in various West Bank areas, resulting in dozens of injuries.
10 Jan 2013 description

CHF 86,975 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 10 January 2013 to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society in delivering assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries, and partly to replenish the used contingency stocks.