A consolidated appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
The ongoing blockade of Gaza, internal Palestinian political divisions and the lack of progress in the peace process are the principal drivers of humanitarian need and vulnerability in oPt.
In the Gaza Strip, the 52-day conflict which ended on 26 August resulted in a high number of civilian deaths and destruction of critical infrastructure. Some 100,000 people were newly displaced. Humanitarian needs in oPt also result from seasonal events such as recurrent flooding and winter storms.
In 2015, 1.9 million people, out of a population of 4.5 million will need humanitarian assistance. Key concerns include restricted access to basic services such as WASH, health, and education; continued high food insecurity and declining resilience; physical protection, forced displacement and the shelter needs of IDPs. The goals of humanitarian assistance in 2015 are to ensure that vulnerable Palestinians have access to basic services, to sustain resilience through livelihoods development, to mitigate the impact of shocks and address protection concerns.
* Estimate as of November 2014