Following Israel’s three-day attack on the population of Gaza – and the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire – the United Nations offers this update on the situation and humanitarian needs left in the wake of the Israeli violence.
Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated)
Each month, numerous NGOs produce reports on the humanitarian situation in Israel-Palestine, but US media rarely report on them. See this compilation of reports by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, National Lawyers Guild, Red Cross, Christian Aid, B’Tselem, Defense for Children International, and others…
UNOCHA: Essential Services in Gaza on Verge of Collapsing
Gaza’s fuel crisis: with blackouts of 20 hrs/day, hospitals cut critical services; water treatment centers are hampered, which may lead to water shortage, sewage overflow.
OCHA is calling on Israel to allow fuel and other necessities into Gaza, and asking for donations to cover the costs.
Four Palestinians killed and over 600 injured in Gaza during continuing demonstrations along the fence with Israel
Official Gazan death toll is now 135, including 13 children; 2 medic deaths, 321 injuries, 41 damaged ambulances. Funding is desperately needed for the medical sector.
The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron city
A new UN factsheet describes the humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron city and provides a map of the areas most affected by settlements as well as locations of checkpoints and other obstacles.
UN Humanitarian Coordinator statement on Israeli destruction of schools
Acting Humanitarian Coordinator for the oPt, Roberto Valent, has strong words on the Israeli authorities’ destruction of donor-funded classrooms in the Palestinian community of Abu Nuwar.
Childs Rights group reports recent Israeli actions against Palestinian children
Defense for Children International, Palestine reports on the current situation in refugee camps, where danger and hunger are ever present.
WAFA: UNRWA report: Gaza suffers humanitarian crisis
Food shortages from the ten-year-old siege force Gaza residents to rely on aid from WAFA, Palestinian News and Info Agency JERUSALEM, July 24, 2017 (WAFA) – The Gaza Strip is suffering from a humanitarian crisis, epitomized by cyclic violence and destruction, the chronic fuel and water crises and the glaring absence of any sustainable socio-economic…