Between 5 and 7 August, Israeli forces conducted targeted airstrikes in multiple locations in Gaza, including Gaza city and Palestinian armed groups, primarily the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), fired rockets towards Israel. The escalation of hostilities resulted in the death of 49 Palestinians, including 17 children and four women, 360 injured, including at least 151 children and 58 women (de facto Ministry of Health), and damage to approximately 2,000 housing units, among others. At the time of writing, the ceasefire brokered by the UN and Egypt as of 23:30 on 7 August local time, had held.
While the situation is currently one of relative calm, the escalation along with the closure of Israeli-controlled border crossings between 2-7 August has exacerbated the fragile state of Palestinians and resulted in new immediate needs, notably related to mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS), shelter, livelihoods, cash assistance and essential medicines and supplies.
This document complements the Mid-Year Dashboard of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2022 for oPt which still requires $ 380,500,000 to implement. It highlights the immediate needs and priority activities caused by the escalation in Gaza between 5-7 August 2022, as well as the related funding requirements.