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Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
4 December 2014


Situation Overview

Summary Analysis of Programme Response

Education and Adolescents

Child Protection
Water Sanitation and Hygient.
  • The latest order of spare parts for water and sewage networks as well as generator consumables was delivered to CMWU this week. With previous supplies, these spare parts will help around 400,000 people who currently have interrupted access to the municipal water, to have access to water for domestic purposes for an increased number of hours. The beneficiaries are mainly in Khan Younis, Rafah and Middle area.
  • UNICEF is supporting CMWU's emergency preparedness for the winter by hiring heavy machinery and equipment on an 'as required' basis, for flood risk mitigation and response.

    Child Health & Nutrition

  • During the reporting period, breastfeeding awareness-raising sessions were conducted for 2,692 mothers by UNICEF-supported MoH Community Health Workers (CHWs). In total 16,127 mothers in shelters and with host families have benefitted to date.
  • UNICEF is funding the MoH (CHWs) to conduct outreach activities in collective shelters. In the past two weeks, 2,398 women participated in awareness sessions on communicable diseases in collective shelters and with host families. To date 1,710 men, 15,167 women and 3,701 children have participated in the sessions.
  • MoH and Near East Council of Churches (NECC) provided 274 women with Post Natal care through home visits in the past two weeks. In total 3,229 women with high risk pregnancies have benefitted from home visits in the conflict affected areas of Shujayeh and Rafah.
  • Humanitarian leadership and coordination
  • UNICEF, as part of the UN Country Team, coordinates with the Government of National Consensus to support its role in humanitarian response, early recovery and reconstruction.
  • UNICEF is co-leading a new nutrition sub group together with Ministry of Health (MoH) in both West Bank and in Gaza.
  • UNICEF in cooperation with the Government and other UN partners has participated extensively in an on-going Palestinian Detailed Needs Assessment and will continue to support the development of the recovery framework and strategy.
  • UNICEF leads the Child Protection Working Group and affiliated groups for mental health and psychosocial sevices (MHPSS), and for monitoring and reporting of grave violations against children (MRM) (Children and

  • Funding

    Next SitRep: 18December 2014

    SóIrún Maria Olafsdóttir, M&E and Gender Specialist, UNICEF, SoP, Jerusalem, Phone: +972 (0)2 584 0410,

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