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

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
occupied Palestinian territory

August 2009

    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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