Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - State of Palestine Revision 1

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  • Currently, 2.5 million people, including 1.2 million children1, living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), need humanitarian aid.

  • Accessing essential services is increasingly becoming more difficult due to the impact of protracted conflict, frequent escalations of violence, the COVID-19 pandemic, a deepening financial crisis, and ongoing political divisions.

  • As a direct result of the May 2021 escalation in hostilities between the State of Palestine and Israel, 1.32 million people, including nearly 611,0003 children, were left facing new challenges in accessing basic services.

  • UNICEF requires US $46.2 million until the end of 2021 to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of 1 million people, including 658,000 children, through the provision of life-saving services and supplies in the sectors of health, nutrition, WASH, education, and child protection.

  • UNICEF aims to reach over 658,000 children with life-saving services in health, nutrition, and WASH. UNICEF also aims to provide 55,000 children with safe access to quality and inclusive learning during the summer months. In child protection, UNICEF aims to supports 32,552 children with psychosocial support, specialized case management, legal aid, counseling, and child cash grants in the Gaza Strip.