occupied Palestinian territory


Highlights 2011

  • OCHA helped focus the CAP to ensure it reflected humanitarian needs. This was at the request of the oPt HC, and in consultation with humanitarian and development partners and Palestinian authorities.
  • OCHA negotiated with local authorities on behalf of NGOs to successfully resolve operational issues including registration, residency permits and audits, which threatened to cause a major disruption to humanitarian programming in Gaza.
  • The inter-cluster coordination mechanism was formally established in 2011. It contains agreed ToRs and a structure to ensure greater accountability from the individual clusters for emergency response to issues such as house demolitions. 

Palestinian school children ride a donkey cart in al-Maghazi refugee camp market, central Gaza strip. © Suhair Karam/IRIN