08 October 8.00hrs - 15 October 8.00hrs | issue 65
Operational environment: The current international and UN focus on rebuilding Gaza has signified some hope for people in the Gaza Strip, however, until there is more tangible evidence of change at the household level, the atmosphere will continue to be one of frustration and struggle for most. UNRWA’s operational focus remains on Collective Centre management, “back to school” activities, shelter assessments, assistance to those with damaged or uninhabitable homes and regular support to Palestine refugees in Gaza
Overnight on 14-15 October it is reported that the Israeli Navy opened fire at Palestinian boats. No other major incidents were reported between 8 and 15 October.
The Agency has concluded assessments of its damaged UNRWA installations, with a total of 118. Repair work is ongoing and a redesign for one school and three other installations that need to be rebuilt is in progress.
UNRWA is seeking USD 1.6 billion for emergency relief, early recovery and reconstruction priorities in the Gaza Strip. More information can be found here.