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Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
5 January 2015


Tensions are on the rise in the State of Palestine. Several incidents were reported in the Gaza Strip, including the first exchange of fire since the entry into force of the ceasefire on 26 August 2014. On 20 December, IAF carried out an airstrike on a Hamas facility in Khan Younis, without causing any casualty, in response to the launch of a rocket into Israel earlier that day; on 24 December an exchange of fire between IDF and Palestinian snipers caused the death of a Palestinian man and the severe injury of an Israeli soldier. IDF opened fire in the al-Farrahin area east of Khan Younis on 2 January; no injuries reported.

The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP5) in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 17,913.

In 2014, 14 boys aged between 11 and 17 years old were killed in the West Bank. 13 boys were reportedly killed by ISF live ammunition and one boy by Israeli settlers. Two boys were killed in East Jerusalem and 12 in other areas of the West Bank.

1,555 m3 of drinking water were delivered to communities during the reporting period thanks to a partnership with the NGO Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC). 8,721 m3 of drinking water were delivered since the onset of the crisis, reaching 70,947 beneficiaries.

The UNICEF-WHO led Mental Health Psychosocial Working Group provided 814,015 children with Psychological First Aid during the July and August escalation of hostilities and 72,082 children have been reached through structured group and individual counselling activities since the end of the hostilities on 26 August.

Situation Overview

19 December 2014 — 2 January 2015

539 children killed
(Protection Cluster, 4 December 2014)

2,257 total deaths
(Protection Cluster, 4 December 2014)

4,000 children homeless
(OCHA, 4 September 2014)

2,956 children injured
(Protection Cluster, 4 December 2014)

1,500 children orphaned
(Protection Cluster, 1 September 2014)

89 entire families killed
(OCHA, 25 August 2014)

UNICEF Funding Need $39.9 million

UNICEF Funding Gap $29.7 million

Note: Data and information above relate to the Gaza conflict of July-August 2014

Summary Analysis of Programme Response

Education and Adolescents

Child Protection
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Child Health & Nutrition


Next SitRep: 15 January 2015

Costanza Pasquali Lasagni, Reporting Specialist, UNICEF, SoP, Jerusalem,
Phone: +972 (0)2 584 0455, mobile : +972 (0)54 778 7685,
email :,


11. Convention on the Political Rights of Women
2. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the 'New York Convention')
3. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
4. Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity
5. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)
6. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III)
7. Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses
8. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents
9. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
10. Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel
11. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
12. Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
13. Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court
14. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
15. Declaration in accordance with the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
16. The Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons
17. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
18. Convention on Cluster Munitions

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