Dire humanitarian situation in Gaza

Friday March 5th 2021

The humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is dire and about to get even worse if cuts are made in the UK contrbution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.  

  • So far this year Gazans have had an average of 11 hours of electricity per day 
  • So far this year 227 West Bank homes have been demolished and 334 Palestinians displaced
  • As a result of the pandemic UNRWA will need to give emergency food aid to 1.25 million Palestinians
  • So far this year the UK has raised $62 million (14%)  towards the $420 million needed for Palestinians
  • As at 4th March 216,802 Covid cases and 2,314 deaths in Palestine but very few vaccinated 
  • According to UNRWA on 22nd February 80% of Gaza’s population currently need food assistance
  • Palestine’s humanitarian needs would soon reduce to zero if it had access to all its land and resources
  • https://www.ochaopt.org/covid-19
  • https://www.ochaopt.org/

Further information on UNRWA https://www.ochaopt.org/covid-19

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