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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
1 September 2014
On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The humanitarian impact of these hostilities occurred against a backdrop of heightened vulnerability and instability in Gaza. The scope of damage and destruction incurred during the recent escalation is unprecedented in the Gaza Strip. Humanitarian partners, through the cluster system, have been scaling up their responses to reach people in need and carrying out rapid needs assessment to better understand and respond to the full scope of needs. This ‘Who does What and Where’ snapshot illustrates the different activities undertaken by humanitarian actors per cluster.
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