As occupation enters its 50th year, a joint UN analysis focuses on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged Palestinians
24 November 2016, Jerusalem – A new report released today by the UN Country Team in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) focuses on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups among Palestinians and the development constraints they face. The Common Country Analysis (CCA) report identifies 20 groups who are at high risk of being ‘left behind’ in Palestine’s development trajectory and analyzes the factors driving their vulnerability.
Two years after the end of the most devastating round of hostilities in the Gaza Strip since 1967, signicant progress has been made in the reconstruction. However, addressing outstanding needs will require greater uninterrupted ow of material, new funding, as well as renewed emphasis on sectors that are vital to economic recovery.
Two years have passed since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967. During those 51 days, at least 2,220 people were killed, of which 1,460 are believed to be civilians, including 11 United Nations (UN) personnel. Another 11,231 people were injured, of whom 899 people were permanently disabled. Children accounted for more than a quarter of all deaths and a third of those injured.
Jerusalem – A national level event for the Consolidated Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) was held today in Ramallah, led by the Palestinian Authority's Minister of State for Planning Affairs, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Abu Ramadan, and the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the oPt, Mr. James Rawley.
By the year 2020 the population of Gaza will increase to around 2.1 million, from an estimated 1.6 million people today. The substantial population growth rate will thus add some 500,000 people to a living area which is restricted and already heavily urbanized. Fundamental infrastructure in electricity, water and sanitation, municipal and social services, is struggling to keep pace with the needs of the growing population.
This document outlines the plan of the United Nations (UN) to enhance its programming in East Jerusalem. Based on existing strategic analyses, as well as agency expertise, it outlines a range of programming that has been developed in accordance with the following four principles:
adherence to the relevant legal and political framework on East Jerusalem;
responsiveness to, and focus on needs and rights;