Posted on 11 September 2017

The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | August 2017

Internally displaced children next to their temporary shelter, Beit Hanoun, Gaza, August 2017. © Photo by OCHA.
Internally displaced children next to their temporary shelter, Beit Hanoun, Gaza, August 2017. © Photo by OCHA.

Gaza energy crisis: nearly 40 percent of areas planted with seasonal vegetable crops are at risk due to irregular irrigation; outages of 18-20 hours a day continue to undermine basic services. Funding shortages jeopardize the continuation of shelter cash assistance to about 29,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, still displaced from the 2014 hostilities. Some 180 Palestinians displaced in East Jerusalem since the beginning of 2017, following the demolition of their homes on grounds of lack of building permits; hundreds at risk of eviction in the context of court cases filed by Israeli settler groups.