Situation Reports

In response to sudden-onset, large-scale emergencies, OCHA prepares Situation Reports that capture the overall scale of the disaster and humanitarian needs, the response given, funding of the emergency and gaps. Situation reports are key humanitarian products that help coordinate efforts, avoid duplication of humanitarian work and fill in the gaps.

5 March 2021 |
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In February, active cases more than double in the West Bank, decline significantly in Gaza. Public health restrictions ended in Gaza but extended in the West Bank. The Palestinian Ministry of Health launches its vaccination campaign.

28 January 2021 |
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Thirty-seven per cent decline in active cases throughout the oPt. Public health restrictions further eased in Gaza. Israel temporarily closes air and land crossings to halt the spread of new COVID-19 variants. 

14 January 2021 |

Thirty-four per cent decline in active cases throughout the oPt. Public health restrictions eased slightly in the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinian Authority (PA) secures provision of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

31 December 2020 |
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Active cases decline in the West Bank, but rise again in the Gaza Strip. Israeli public health measures temporarily limit the entry of international NGO staff. Preparations for a national vaccination plan continue.

17 December 2020 |

302 new COVID-19 fatalities, including highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. Number of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) doubles. Another 25,000 cases recorded along with 25,000 recoveries. Preparations for a national vaccination plan underway.

2 December 2020 |
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Unprecedented surge in COVID-19; active cases double in the oPt, triple in Gaza. Cumulative total of COVID-19 cases surpasses 100,000, with some 80,000 recoveries. Another 178 people die, including 62 in Gaza.

19 November 2020 |
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Active COVID-19 cases continue to rise; 103 more people die. Gaza accounts for 39 per cent of active cases and recorded another 19 fatalities. 121,000 Palestinians lost their jobs in the second quarter of 2020, according to the World Bank. 

3 November 2020 |

After weeks of declining, active COVID-19 cases rise slightly; 81 more people die. Over 2,400 more cases of community transmission, and another nine fatalities reported in Gaza. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the oPt is 49 per cent funded.

20 October 2020 |
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Over 6,600 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the oPt, but active cases continue to decline; 90 more people die. 1,400 more cases of community transmission, and another five fatalities reported in Gaza. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the oPt is 49 per cent funded.

6 October 2020 |

Over 6,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the oPt, but active cases decline significantly; 88 more people die. 1,000 more cases of community transmission, and another six fatalities reported in Gaza. The general lockdown is extended in both the West Bank and Israel, which also includes annexed East Jerusalem. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the oPt is 47 per cent funded.

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