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.
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,
mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.unicef.org/oPt/,