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.

19 May 2020 |
Medical check-up at the UNRWA Bethlehem Health Centre. © Photo by UNRWA

Twenty new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths recorded since 20 April. New movement restrictions to be imposed for the Eid al Fitr holiday. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 54 per cent funded.

12 May 2020 |
Aid delivered to Palestinian families in Khallet Sakariya (Bethlehem). Photo by Mohammad Amayreh

15 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths recorded. Palestinian workers in Israel to be covered by health insurance, following a court petition. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 50 per cent funded.

5 May 2020 |
Health staff from an UNRWA-run health centre in Rafah, Gaza, delivering medications to elderly Palestine refugees in the wake of COVID-19. Photo by UNRWA/Khalil Adwan

25 new COVID-19 cases in the West Bank, most in East Jerusalem; no new cases in Gaza. Decline reported in public compliance with restrictions and guidelines throughout oPt. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan for COVID-19 crisis is 33 per cent funded. 

28 April 2020 |
UNRWA staff packing food for Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip. Photo by UNRWA.

The majority of new COVID-19 cases in East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority’s fiscal deficit may reach US$ 2 billion by the end of 2020. Revised Inter-Agency Response Plan, requesting $42.4 million for COVID-19 crisis.

22 April 2020 |
WHO delivering supplies to health authorities in Gaza. Photo by WHO

First fatality from COVID-19 recorded in East Jerusalem. First new COVID-19 cases in Gaza reported in nearly two weeks. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the COVID-19 crisis is currently under revision to include emerging needs.

14 April 2020 |
Volunteers from the Aida Youth Centre put together food parcels to deliver to needy families around the camp. Photo by UNRWA

Second fatality recorded in the oPt. Undocumented COVID-19 cases in East Jerusalem of increasing concern. The Inter-Agency Response Plan for the COVID-19 crisis, over 80 per cent funded, is currently under revision to include critical emerging needs.

7 April 2020 |
UNRWA sanitation workers wearing protective health gear in the Aida Refugee Camp perform a sterilization of the camp’s streets and buildings. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Yumna Patel

State of Emergency across the oPt extended through early May 2020. Increasing shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and supplies to conduct COVID-19 tests. The Inter-agency Response Plan for the COVID-19 crisis is 86 per cent funded.

31 March 2020 |
ICU beds at Rafah Field. Photo by WHO

The first fatality from COVID-19 in the oPt recorded in the West Bank on 25 March. Further social and movement restrictions introduced in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) Response Plan for COVID-19 seeks US$34m to prevent further transmission of the virus in the oPt.

24 March 2020 |
©  Photo by WHO

On 22 March, the Palestinian Authority imposed a curfew in the West Bank for 14 days, obliging people to stay at home, except for the purchase of food and medicine, or in case of emergency. First two COVID-19 cases detected in Gaza; 1,400 people held in 21 quarantine centers across the Strip in precarious conditions. The COVID-19 Inter-agency Response Plan for the coming three months, is less than 23 per cent funded.

4 September 2014 |

The open-ended ceasefire which entered into force on 26 August is holding, with no violations reported. The Palestinian fatality toll is 2,131, of whom 1,473 have been identified as civilians, including 501 children, according to preliminary assessments. Approximately 110,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) still remain in UNRWA emergency shelters and with host families. 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving approximately 108,000 people homeless. 450,000 people are unable to access municipal water due to infrastructure damage and/or low pressure.