Emergency Appeal 2013

The 2013 UNRWA Emergency Appeal seeks funding to address the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which necessitate interventions beyond the Agency’s core programmes. Through this Appeal, UNRWA is requesting USD 300,062,990 to cover the costs of emergency interventions in eight critical sectors. The Agency has identified three strategic priorities s for its emergency programmes in 2013, which are common to Gaza and the West Bank. These priorities focus on preventing further deteriorations in food security; promoting, protecting and upholding the rights of refugees, including in accessing services; and ensuring UNRWA has sufficient capacity to effectively implement its emergency programmes. These strategic priorities have been operationalised into area-specific intervention plans comprised of activities tailored to meet the needs and challenges present in the unique operating contexts of Gaza and the West Bank.