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This section contains reports OCHA receives from other organisations working in and on oPt. The reports cover a range of issues including health, education, access, poverty, security, humanitarian aid and human rights.
Other Organizations Report
25 May 2010

Farming without Land, Fishing without Water: Gaza Agriculture Sector Struggles to Survive

Livelihoods and lives of people living in the Gaza Strip have been devastated by over 1000 days of near complete blockade. However, with the investment of simple inputs and increased access to land, the Agriculture Sector has the potential to make substantial improvements to the quality of life, food security and nutrition of an estimated 1.5 million Palestinian people.

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20 Jan 2010

WHO Fact Sheet on the Impact of the Blockade on the Gaza Health System | Jan 2010

The blockade and Israel?s major military offensive last year have led to on-going deterioration in the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. 27 patients have died this year while awaiting permits from the Israeli authorities to exit Gaza for medical treatment. The lack of building materials allowed to enter Gaza is affecting essential health facilities: the new surgical wing in Gaza?s main Shifa hospital has remained unfinished since 2006 and hospitals and primary care facilities, damaged during the Israeli operation have not been rebuilt.

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25 Oct 2009

WFP/FAO| Working Paper Series 1| West Bank Household Food Security Profiling | Nov 2009

Report by WFP and FAO based on data collected by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics on the food security profile of West Bank households during the second half of 2008.

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08 Jul 2009

OHCHR Statement on the 5th anniversary of the ICJ advisory opinion on the Wall | July 2009

Statement by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the 5th anniversary of the ICJ advisory opinion on the Wall

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30 Mar 2009


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23 Dec 2008

UNRWA suspends food distribution in Gaza | 18 Dec 2008

Due to the ongoing crisis with irregular border access and the lack of wheat flour in Gaza, UNRWA has exhausted all stocks of flour in its warehouses. Wheat supplies scheduled to arrive in Gaza the 9-10 December were unable to enter due to rocket fire, hence the mills have run out of flour and UNRWA has been forced to suspend food distribution.

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23 Dec 2008

Payment of PEGASE social allowances to over 47,000 Palestinian families facing hardship | 20 Dec 2008

Gaza recipients face delays due to Israel stopping the PA's cash shipments to Gaza.
The 24,000 vulnerable families in Gaza who should have been able to start collecting their social allowance payments next week will face delays due to Israel's continued restrictions on the shipment of cash by the Palestinian Authority into Gaza. The Palestinian Ministry of Social Affairs, in cooperation with the European Union and using funds provided by the Government of Italy, was due to pay on Monday 22 December social allowances to over 47,000 vulnerable Palestinian families across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The assistance takes the form of an allowance of NIS 1,000 (around €200). Payments to families in the West Bank will be able to take place as planned.

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23 Dec 2008


Jerusalem, December 21, 2008 - The World Bank today published the West Bank and Gaza Financial Sector Review. The report reviews (a) the range of financial providers and products; (b) the state of regulation and supervision; and (c) the prospects for market development. It also analyzes policy and institutional factors affecting financial sector effectiveness and provides recommendations for their improvement.

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23 Dec 2008

World Bank: West Bank And Gaza Financial Sector Review | Dec 2008

23 Dec 2008

World Bank: West Bank And Gaza (Palestinian Trade: West Bank Routes) | Dec 2008

West Bank and Gaza (WBG) is a small, resource poor economy. Consequently, its growth depends on maintaining open trade with its neighbors. Trade flows are nearly 85% of GDP with the vast majority - probably around 90% - with Israel.1 However, because of the deteriorating security situation, the Government of Israel (GOI) has increasingly imposed restrictions and closures that impede trade. In addition, changes in the Israeli economy have reduced the market for traditional Palestinian products.2 Though the Israeli economy will remain WBG’s main trading partner for some time to come, future growth will depend upon Palestinian enterprises being able to reach beyond Israel and access new markets in the rest of the world.

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