Key results for children 2021
State of Palestine 2021
This document outlines key results for children achieved by UNICEF in the State of Palestine in 2021 with the support of all partners and stakeholders, including children and young people. The document is structured into two main parts, with the first part outlining primary achievements and results based on UNICEF’s key priorities, and in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals. The second part outlines achievements obtained through the development of partnerships and collaboration.
In 2021, the UNICEF in the State of Palestine offce (UNICEF in the SoP) continued to provide support to the Palestinian Government to adapt its programmes to better respond to COVID-19, working with WHO and other partners. This included leading a communication response strategy to prevent and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19 and promoting vaccination. With UNICEF co-leading the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) taskforce, alongside MoH and WHO, over 6 million people were cumulatively reached with risk messaging, while over 3 million people were engaged through multi-format activities to help disseminate these messages.
As the country experienced a significant increase in tension in April/May, culminating in 11-days of active hostilities in the Gaza Strip, UNICEF, in line with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), shifted its focus to providing live-saving humanitarian assistance to affected children and their families. Simultaneously, UNICEF also ensured links between this humanitarian response and the longer-term development strategy.
Finally, the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) remains high on UNICEF's agenda, with dedicated capacity building sessions organized and action plans developed with partners. The scaling up of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and community engagement has been incorporated into all new partnership agreements.