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Emergency Appeal 38th Progress Report, January-December 2010

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 2010 Emergency Appeal sought funding to address the needs of refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Through this Appeal, UNRWA received US$162 million, which was directed to programmes in twelve key sectors. None of UNRWA’s work would be possible without donors’ generous support. This report outlines UNRWA activities and presents final results for the year.

In 2010, donors provided an estimated 50 percent of emergency funding requirements. In some cases, UNRWA was able to fill critical gaps with carry-over from 2009. These funds were mostly due to generous support for the response to Operation Cast Lead. Unfortunately, little to no carryover from 2010 is available for 2011 operations. UNRWA is enormously grateful for donors’ consistent support for Palestine refugees, particularly in light of often difficult global economic conditions.