29 February 2024

State of Palestine Appeal

Humanitarian Action is at the core of UNICEF’s mandate to realize the rights of every child. This edition of  Humanitarian Action for Children  – UNICEF’s annual humanitarian fundraising appeal – describes the ongoing crises affecting children in the State of Palestine; the strategies that we are using to respond to these situations; and the donor…, Appeal highlights, More than 1.4 million children in the State of Palestine have humanitarian needs, with over one million children in the Gaza Strip and 421,000 children in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Among them, out of the 1.7 million people estimated to be internally displaced in the Gaza Strip, 850,000 are children. Between 7 October 2023 and 9…, Key planned results for 2024, Health icon 780,000 people supported through UNICEF delivered medical supplies Nutrition icon 523,796 children and women supported with micro-nutrient supplementation Child protection icon 860,800 children, adolescents and caregivers affected by conflict related violence receive emergency and child protection service including MHPSS Wash icon 2.1…, Funding requirements for 2024, Country needs and strategy, Humanitarian needs Humanitarian needs, It is estimated that over three million people require humanitarian assistance in the State of Palestine (2.2 million Gaza Strip; 900,000 West Bank, including East Jerusalem). As a result of 7 October event in Israel and the escalation of the conflict, children in the Gaza Strip are facing the 'triple threat’ of conflict, disease, and malnutrition…, UNICEF's strategy UNICEF’s strategy, Despite the extremely challenging context, UNICEF is committed to continue to deliver gender-responsive humanitarian WASH, health, nutrition, child protection, education and cash for basic needs programming at scale. Strategic priorities include a multi-sectoral nutrition response to prevent, protect, early detect, and treat children with wasting…, Programme targets, Find out more about UNICEF's work, February 2024, 2024 Revision 2 (February 2024) www.unicef.org/appeals/state-of-palestine HumanitarianAction for Children State of PalestineHIGHLIGHTS1 More than 1.4 million children in the State of Palestine have humanitarian needs, with over one million children in the Gaza Strip and 421,000 children in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Among them, out…
26 January 2024

3 major obstacles to delivering aid in Gaza

More than three months of escalating conflict, killing and bombardments have left families in Gaza reeling. Each day, children face the risk of death from the sky, disease from lack of safe water, and dangerous shortages of food. Thousands of children have died and thousands more are left confronting a deadly triple threat of conflict, disease,…, Safety, Gaza Strip. A boy walks over the rubble of his destroyed home in Gaza City. A boy walks over the rubble of his destroyed home in Gaza City. Nowhere is safe in the Gaza Strip. The ongoing conflict means that it’s incredibly difficult for UNICEF and partners to move safely across the Gaza Strip and to gain access to children and families in need.…, Logistics, Gaza Strip. People walk past destroyed buildings in the centre of Gaza City. People walk past destroyed buildings in the centre of Gaza City. There aren’t enough trucks and there isn’t enough fuel to operate those that are available. Trucks carrying relief must undergo multiple layers of inspection before entering the Gaza Strip, but the…, Restrictions on commercial goods , Supplies of everyday essentials aren’t getting in to replenish markets. Without the ability to produce or import food, the entire population of Gaza relies on aid to survive. The United Nations, international aid agencies and non-governmental organizations have managed to deliver limited assistance in Gaza, but humanitarian aid alone cannot meet…