The context in oPt is a protracted protection crisis with humanitarian consequences, driven by lack of respect for international law. Palestinians in oPt face a range of serious protection threats related to these factors including threats to life, liberty and security, destruction or damage to homes and other property, forced displacement, restrictions on freedom of movement and on access to livelihoods, and lack of accountability and effective remedy. The seasonal winter flooding further exacerbates pre-existing humanitarian needs. In 2014, there was a sharp increase in the severity of humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip as a result of the July-August conflict.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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