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Source: Food Security Sector
31 July 2014




SITUATION REPORT — GAZA STRIP CRISIS


Lead agenciesFAO and WFP
FSS focal point in GSIsdud Al Najjar
Isdud.alnajjar@foodsecuritycluster. net
+972 (0) 592 030 026
Reporting period30 07 to 31 07 2014.
Report number18

Key figure/Highlights

Local Gaza Bakeries are facing huge challenges to meet the needs as additional bread production capacity is required due to no electricity in homes.

More than 250,000 of Gazans are displaced due to the catastrophic situation of the ongoing military operation.

Less quantities of fresh crops is reported with significant increase of prices for some vegetables. Here below a price comparison in Gaza North Area reported by UAWC:

type
unit
price (NIS) last week
Price (NIS) now
Tomatoes
kg
2
5.0
Potatoes
kg
2
3.0
Cucumber
kg
2
4.0
Eggplant
kg
1.5
2.5
Pepper
kg
5
8.0
Now
Now
Change
type
unit
Oxfam
UNRWA
WFP
Average
Oxfam
UNRWA
WFP
Average
%
Tomatoes
kg
2
1.7
1.3
1.7
5.0
6.0
2.9
4.6
+179
Potatoes
kg
2
2.0
2.0
2.0
3.0
3.3
2.2
2.8
+42
Cucumber
kg
2
1.6
1.7
1.8
4.0
3.3
3.1
3.5
+99
Eggplant
kg
1.5
1.1
na
1.3
2.5
na
3.0
2.7
+109
Pepper
kg
5
na
3.0
4.0
8.0
3.0
na
5.5
+38

Humanitarian needs


Humanitarian response

1) IDPs in UNRWA Shelters
Emergency ready-to-eat food on daily basis to about (220,000) displaced people who take refuge in UNRWA shelters are being provided with by UNRWA and WFP. As of July 28 , WFP has diversified the food basket with nutritious fortified biscuits for the children (6 months up to two years) in addition to the regular basket which includes bread, canned meat and milk, halawe, cream cheese, corned beef and vegetables.

2) IDPs in Public Schools
Emergency ready-to-eat food on daily basis to about (12,000) displaced people who take refuge in 12 public schools shelters are being provided by WFP. This includes bread and canned meat.

Complementary food distribution is delivered to IDPs in UNRWA and Public shelters by FSS

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
partners. (Includes food packages and hot meals).

3) IDPs in host communities and informal shelters
Food voucher and food packages are delivered to about 25,000 displaced people with host families and in informal shelters by different FSS partners/members and local institutions.

4) Patients and Hospital staff
An additional food ration is being delivered t to hospitals all over Gaza Strip.

All FSS partners are scaling up their response capacities in order to meet the needs of the newly displaced people. Details of the humanitarian assistance provided by FSS partners are specified in the 4Ws FSS matrix.

Gaps and constraints


Coordination

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