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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
7 July 2008
Report No. 63
Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access
and Update on Gaza Crossings
(2 - 15 April 2008)
The United Nations is submitting the 63rd bi-weekly report on the implementation of the 15 November 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA)
, covering the period 2 - 15 April 2008 (Annex)
. In light of the closure of Gaza, this report also monitors movement and access through other crossings not included in the AMA.
crossing has been closed for the movement of people for 269 days (last open 9 June 2007). During the reporting period, 343 Gaza Palestinians who were stranded at the Egyptian border were allowed to cross into Gaza and 30 individuals including medical cases were allowed out.
crossing has been closed since 12 June 2007 for the movement of goods into and out of Gaza. One single-lane conveyor belt/chute for wheat grain and animal feed was open on three days (2, 7 and 9 April) compared to seven days in the previous reporting period. Ninety eight truckloads of grains and animal feed entered Gaza, compared to 480 in the previous reporting period.
crossing remains closed since 12 June 2007 for all Palestinians, except for a limited number of Palestinian traders, aid workers and medical cases who have been granted special permits. Erez crossing was open 12 out of the 14 scheduled days. The crossing has been closed since March 2006 for Palestinian workers.
Obstacles to movement in the West Bank
decreased to 608 compared to 612 in the previous reporting period. Overall, this represents an increase of 232 obstacles (61.7%) over the baseline figure of August 2005.
Convoys between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank:
Implementation now 27 months overdue (since mid-January 2006).
Implementation now 28 months overdue (since mid-December 2005).
Awaiting GoI assurance of non-interference with seaport operation.
Awaiting commencement of discussions since November 2005.
crossing was open on 10 days compared to 12 days in the previous reporting period, during which 520 truckloads, including 108 from humanitarian agencies, were allowed into Gaza.
crossing was open on 11 days compared to 12 days in the previous reporting period. 311 truckloads (including 39 from humanitarian agencies) were allowed into Gaza, compared to 368 during the pervious reporting period.
crossing was open on 6 out of 10 scheduled days. Restricted amounts of fuel were allowed in (approximately 8,000 litres of petrol and 73,000 litres of diesel).
A total of 929 truckloads, including 147 truckloads from humanitarian agencies, were allowed into Gaza, compared to 1,562 truckloads in the previous reporting period (
compared to the previous period).
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