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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
31 January 2006





Humanitarian impact of the West Bank Barrier - Jan 2006 Update No. 6 - Crossing the barrier: Palestinian access to agricultural land

Introduction

This report is produced by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the UN OfficefortheCoordinationofHumanitarianAffairs(OCHA) and documents the impact of the West Bank Barrier on Palestinian lives. It is submitted to the Humanitarian Emergency Policy Group (HEPG) in two parts:

It is important to note that had the Barrier in the West Bank been constructed on the Green Line, this report would be unnecessary.

Concerned that Palestinian livelihoods and access to essential services would be harmed by the construction of the West Bank Barrier, the international donor community – through the Humanitarian Emergency Policy Group (HEPG) - requested regular updates on the humanitarian impact of the Barrier. The HEPG comprises the European Commission and the EU President, the World Bank, USAID, Norway and UNSCO.

Full report (pdf* format - 3.7 MB)



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