UNRWA - Gaza Flash Appeal 2017

Contract partner: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works AgencyCountry: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.01.2017End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective of the UNRWA Flash Appeal 2017 is to address the priority humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in Gaza and the West Bank.

Expected results

1. Food-insecure households have increased economic access to food through food aid/food vouchers, cash assistance and Cash-for Work.

2. Crisis-affected refugees enjoy their basic rights to services and assistance, including education; health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and shelter repair.

3. Protection of Palestine refugees from the effects of the conflict and violence through access to services and advocacy, awareness-raising and mental health assistance.


Target group / Beneficiaries

The target group consists of Palestine refugees (in Gaza and the West Bank), namely 7.083 direct beneficiaries (5.972 persons in Gaza and 1.111 persons in the West Bank). The activities are implemented by UNRWA in Gaza and the West Bank.


In Gaza, UNRWA will carry out the following interventions: Distribution of emergency food assistance, emergency Cash-for-work-Programme, support for Resilient Livelihoods, provision of Emergency Health and Education, support to Emergency Shelter Repair & emergency Water and Sanitation services/Support, community Mental Health measures and organziation of Summer Fun Weeks for children. In the West Bank, UNRWA will carry out the following interventions: Distribution of Emergency Food Assistance, emergency Cash-for-Work-Programme, Mobile Health Clinics, Community Mental Health activities and activities promoting the resilience of refugees.


In 2016, Palestine refugees across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) faced continued Israeli occupation, repeated violations of human rights and high levels of violence. In Gaza, the political and security situation remains volatile. Two and a half years on from the 2014 hostilities, which caused unprecedented destruction and loss of life, 6,750 Palestine refugee families remain displaced and repairs to tens of thousands of homes have yet to be completed. The land, air and sea blockade of Gaza will enter its eleventh year in June 2017. With opportunities for employment stifled by the blockade – the unemployment rate remains among the highest worldwide – almost 1 million Palestine refugees are dependent on food assistance, a tenfold increase on the 100,000 that required such support in 2000.

The situation in the West Bank is increasingly precarious. Palestine refugees continue to experience difficult socioeconomic conditions rooted in occupation-related policies and practices imposed by the Israeli authorities. These include a recent rise in the number of house demolitions, including punitive demolitions, as well as access and movement restrictions. In addition, Palestinians continue to experience high levels of food insecurity, with those living in refugee camps particularly affected. The lack of progress on the political track and the continued expansion of Israeli settlements only add to this burden.

project number2118-01/2017
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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