Hostilities in the Gaza and Israel | Flash Appeal Oct. 2023

The OPT Flash Appeal calls for approximately US $ 294 million for 77 humanitarian partners to address the most urgent needs of 1,260,000 people in the Gaza Strip (Gaza) and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It brings together the work and funding requirements of the humanitarian community in OPT, including 13 UN Agencies, 29 International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and 35 National NGOs (NNGOs). UNRWA plays a unique role in OPT, serving as the main direct provider of basic services – education, health, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement and emergency assistance - to 1.5 million registered Palestine refugees in Gaza. In the West Bank, UNRWA serves 1.1 million Palestine refugees and other registered persons, of whom 890,000 are refugees. UNRWA is part of the humanitarian architecture in OPT and coordinates through the humanitarian cluster system. Their requirements are included in this appeal. 
However, funding in 2023 has been a challenge and the humanitarian needs compunded by the current situation in Gaza, May 2023 escalation in Gaza, and deteriorating situation in the West Bank have left humanitarian organizations without the resources required to adequately respond to the full range of needs of the most vulnerable Palestinians.

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