Contribution to UNRWA's Gaza Flash Appeal 2014

Contract partner: United Nations Relief and Works Agency Country: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 18.07.2014 End: 28.02.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The violent conflict in the Gaza Strip that began on 8 July has caused immense human suffering and devastation. The numbers of civilian fatalities, injuries and displacements, and the destruction of homes and other civilian infrastructure, are unprecedented. As of 22 August, a quarter of the total Gaza Stipopulation (over 460.000 people) , have been forced to evacuate their homes and become internally displaced persons, or IDPS. Of them, approximately 300,000 are sheltered in 85 UNRWA schools, 45,000 are hosted in non-UNRWA premises, and at least

137,400 more are in other hosting arrangements.

UNRWA is responding to the most immediate emergency shelter and protection, food and non-food needs of the

population affected by the current escalation, and is expanding education as a part of its emergency response


Key pillars of the UNRWA emergency response include:

- Distribution of daily food rations for up to 220,000 persons for 5 weeks

- Distribution of Non-Food Items (NFIs) up to 60,000 displaced families,

- Repair of minor damages to eligible refugee families for an estimated 24,000 shelters

-Provision of conditional cash assistance to about 15,000 households for unexpected rental, health,

burial and other related costs,

-Ensuring that primary health clinics continue providing services to IDPs and affected population,

-Provision of psycho-social support for a period of up to 3 month following cessation of hostilities.

-Emergency Education Emergency education activities benefiting over 75,000 school-aged children in designated

emergency shelters,

-Cash-for-Work Engagement of unskilled and skilled labourers

to support emergency response services.

The Agency is now appealing for a total of US$ 295.4 million to support up to 500,000 displaced people, including more than 300,000 who are expected to continue sheltering in UNRWA schools.

project number 2759-00/2014
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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