The continued occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, ongoing conflict, access restrictions and internal Palestinian divisions have resulted in a protracted protection crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Serious international humanitarian law and human rights violations continue, with Palestinian communities subject to policies that undermine their ability to live normal and self-sustaining lives.
Humanitarian assistance in the oPt is critical to prevent a further deterioration in the protection of the civilian population, improve food security, ensure access to basic services, and prevent forced displacement. Food security and improving the protection environment are among the key humanitarian concerns in the oPt.
In 2011, OCHA developed the first inter-agency Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) advocacy strategy, providing humanitarian actors with a platform to maximize efforts to effect change. OCHA will continue to reinforce this and ensure that the inter-cluster forum is more operationally focused so it can rapidly and effectively respond to events.
The OCHA office in the occupied Palestinian territory was established in late 2000. OCHA ROMENA provides thematic support when required.
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Funding to OCHA Palestine
|Requirements for 2017||0|
|Opening Balance **||0|
|Total (Contributions + Opening Balance) ***||0|
|* In 2017 OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:
Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.
Korea, Republic of
|** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year|
|*** Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)|