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This section contains reports with a specific humanitarian focus - poverty, closure of Jordan Valley, Avian Flu and the "Costs of Conflict" series, which focus on the socio-economic and humanitarian impact of the conflict in different geographical areas of the oPt. The first two reports cover Bethlehem and Nablus.
Special Reports
17 May 2010

Fact Sheet: Gaza's Electricity Crisis | May 2010

Since January 2010, there has been a serious deterioration in the supply of electricity in the Gaza Strip; the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) has most days produced half the electricity it used to in 2009 due to lack of funds to purchase the industrial fuel required to operate the plant. This fact sheet describes the humanitarian impact of the chronic power shortfall, including people killed and injured due to reliance on mobile back-up generators.

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09 Dec 2009

Overview of the 2010 Consolidated Appeal for the occupied

The 2010 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) requests a total ofUSD664,473,688 for 236 humanitarian and early recovery projects: 147 to be implemented by United Nations agencies, and 89 by international and local NGO?s. The residents of the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank, including those living in areas near Israeli settlements and in Barrier-adjacent areas,have been identified as priority populations in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Programs regarding Cash Assistance/Cash for Work, and Food, Security and Nutrition comprise approximately twothirds of this year?s funding requirements.

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16 Nov 2009

Israeli Settler Violence and the Evacuation of Outposts | Nov 2009

The "price tag" strategy is a new pattern of violence that emerged during 2008, in which groups of settlers would exact a "price" against Palestinians and their property in response to attempts by the Israeli authorities to dismantle "unauthorized" settlement outposts. This new pattern of violence raises significant additional concerns related to the protection of Palestinian civilians. The present factsheet is a first step towards delineating the contours of these concerns and suggesting a preventive approach, which includes the mapping of Palestinian communities vulnerable to settler violence.

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01 Sep 2009

Walled Horizons - Narrated by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd founding member)

Walled Horizons is narrated by and features Roger Waters (founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd), who visits the Wall in the Palestinian territories and comments on his observations as a musician and a songwriter who has written on walls. The film explores how Palestinians in urban and rural areas have been impacted by the Walls construction since the International Court of Justices Advisory Opinion in 2004, which declared the Wall's route in the West Bank illegal. Several senior Israeli security officials are interviewed in the film, two of whom were directly responsible for planning the Wall route and who explain the Israeli position for constructing it. The film was made by the United Nations Jerusalem.
Part 1 | Part 2

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15 Aug 2009

Fact Sheet: Sheikh Jarrah | August 2009

This factsheet places the most recent evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem in the context of efforts by settler organizations to establish a sustained presence in this Palestinian residential neighborhood. The evictions, which have been condemned by the international community, raise a number of serious humanitarian concerns. Settler organizations have stated their intent to build at least 540 settlement units in Sheikh Jarrah, placing an estimated 475 Palestinians at risk of forced eviction, dispossession and displacement.

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28 Jul 2009

The Gaza Blockade : Childern and Education Fact Sheet | 28 July 2009

Fact sheet on childern , education and blockade

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16 Oct 2008

The Olive Harvest In The West Bank And Gaza Fact Sheet | October 2008

Access to Fields and Markets | Ensuring Access and Protection | The West Bank Barrier | The United Nations and the Olive Harvest. Olives are a centuries-old mainstay of the Palestinian economy, with the soil and climate producing some of the of the world’s highest quality olive oil. The olive is also symbolic of Palestinians roots in, and attachment to, the land. Some 45% of agricultural land (over 900,000 dunums) is planted with an estimated 10 million olive trees, with the potential to produce between 32,000 – 35,000 metric tons of oil.

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09 Jul 2008

Gaza Strip Inter-Agency Humanitarian Fact Sheet | June 2008

Many farmers have returned to their fields close to the border fence. At least two were shot but many others were able to harvest crops. No Palestinians or Israelis have been killed in or around Gaza as a result of the conflict since before 19 June. Imports still fall far short of the daily average of 450 truckloads in January 2007. Imports remain approximately 90% food. While the Coastal Municpalities Water Utility (CMWU) reported improved supplies of fuel and spare parts, raw and partially treated sewage continues to pour into the Mediterranean Sea from Gaza. UNRWA began its summer games which offer recreational activities to 250,000 children in the Gaza Strip. The Summer Games create an additional temporary 3500 jobs via UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme. Electricity supply of 120 megawatts from Israel, 17 megawatts from Egypt and 55 megawatts only allows for 19 to 20 hours of supply in all areas of Gaza except Rafah, which benefits exclusively from supply from Egypt.

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18 Jun 2008

Gaza Strip Inter-Agency Humanitarian Fact Sheet | May 2008

Israeli restrictions on fuel and good deliveries to Gaza continued in May, resulting in shortages and power cuts averaging three hours per day. Hamas authorities took control of fuel supplies and started distributing fuel to priority groups such as health services and taxi drivers. On May 17-19, the Gaza power station shut down because of a lack of industrial diesel. The reduced supply of cooking gas led one poultry farmer to slaughter around 165,000 chicks who could not survive without heating. The short supply of petrol and diesel made movement and the operation of generators difficult. Many farmers who need diesel to pump water from irrigation 70 per cent of Gaza’s agricultural wells harvested crops prematurely or lost crops completely. On May 22, a large truck bomb was detonated at Erez checkpoint. No one was injured apart from the driver of the truck who was killed but some of the protective walls at the checkpoint were damaged. The checkpoint was closed for international staff working in Gaza and Gazans with special co-ordination to leave Gaza until May 26.

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16 May 2008

Gaza Strip Inter-Agency Humanitarian Fact Sheet | April 2008

Israeli restrictions on fuel supplies to Gaza peaked in April when Israel halted supplies of diesel, petrol and cooking gas (LPG) to Gaza. UNRWA was forced to suspend its food distribution to 650,000 beneficiaries for four days due to the lack of fuel. Limited supplies of cooking gas and industrial diesel resumed before the end of the month. Market prices increased significantly in the month of April. Gazan militants attacked the Nahal Oz fuel terminal on April 9 and the Kerem Shalom goods crossing on April 18.Israeli military incursions into Gaza occurred almost every day in April, killing 21 children.

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