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Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
16 October 2014

16 October 2014
506 children killed
(Protection Cluster, 24 September 2014)
2,157 total deaths
(Protection Cluster, 24 September 2014)
54,000 children homeless
(OCHA, 4 September 2014)
3,106 children injured
(Protection Cluster, 1 September 2014)
1,500 children orphaned
(Protection Cluster, 1 September 2014)
89 entire families killed
(OCHA, 25 August 2014)

Situation Overview

Summary Analysis of Programme response

UNICEF's emergency scaled-up response in Gaza is targeting children who attend public schools, under five year old children and mothers, and vulnerable households in the most affected communities. UNICEF is currently focusing on supporting affected children and families in shelters, host families, and the communities that have been most severely hit. To respond to the urgent needs of the population, UNICEF has brought in significant additional international staff for programme response and cluster coordination using established internal "surge" arrangements and standby partners.


Water Sanitation and Hygiene
Child Protection
Child Health & Nutrition
Humanitarian leadership and coordination
  • UNICEF leads the Child Protection Working Group and affiliated groups for mental health and psychosocial sevices (MHPSS), and for monitoring and reporting of grave violations against children (MRM). These groups have been merged to maximise coordination of child protection responses during the emergency.
  • UNICEF continues to lead the WASH cluster and co-lead the Education cluster with Save the Children, both in Gaza and at the national level, with dedicated staff capacity.


Note 1: The total amount received for the Gaza response amounts to $7,952,092, which includes $6,258,054 against the Gaza Crisis appeal, and $1,694,038 carried forward from prior years and reallocated to the SoP office. Out of this total amount, 67% has already been committed or spent.
Note 2: The table does not include the Emergency Programme Fund loan of $4 million received from UNICEF HQ.

Next SitRep: 23 October 2014

SóIrún Maria Olafsdóttir, M&E and Gender Specialist, UNICEF, SoP, Jerusalem, Phone: +972 (0)2 584 0410,

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