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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
31 August 2009



UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
occupied Palestinian territory

ThEThE hUmTHE HUMANITARIAN MONITOR
August 2009

    ISSUES COVERED THIS MONTH
    West Bank, including East Jerusalem: Downward trend in conflict-related injuries • Decrease in West Bank demolitions and resultant displacement • Palestinians evictions in East Jerusalem • Water scarcity response; access restrictions result in displacement • Travel ban on a Hebron City road partially eased; two new checkpoints added elsewhere • Reduced access to land behind the Barrier in the Ramallah and Jerusalem governorates • Humanitarian Access in the West Bank • New visa policy restricts access to and within the West Bank • New Israeli order to set up juvenile military courts • New UN report: Food insecurity levels remain unchanged

    Gaza Strip: At least 28 killed in Palestinian inter-factional fighting • Increase in Israeli-Palestinian violence and casualties; air strikes resume • New reports document the targeting of Palestinian and Israeli civilians • The blockade continues; imports slightly increased • Slight increase in access of patients to specialized treatment outside Gaza • Depletion of essential drugs • OCHA report on the humanitarian impact of the blockade • Conclusion of 2009 Summer Games in Gaza

    oPt-wide issues: OPT Child Protection figures at a glance • Back to school: Hundreds of thousands of children affected by shortage of facilities and equipment • Report on abusive practices against Palestinian children • Consolidated Appeals Process and Funding





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