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ACT Alliance revised appeal: oPt Support to Gaza and the West Bank

ACT Alliance - Switzerland - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:21 GMT
Author: Elisabeth Gouel
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Appeal


Occupied Palestinian Territory    

oPt Support to Gaza and the West Bank – PSE141 Rev.1

Appeal Target:     US$ 1,421,391
Balance Requested:    US$ 1,160,944    


Geneva, 24 July 2014.

Dear Colleagues,

On 7 July 2014, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following firing of rockets into Israel. This has resulted in an aggravated protection crisis in Gaza with serious and negative humanitarian consequences.  To date, more than 650 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 4,200 were injured, in which 73 were children. Most of the victims are reported to be civilians. On the Israeli side 18 soldiers were killed and 2 civilians.

The psychosocial and health conditions, especially of children living in Gaza, are a major concern which needs to be addressed. ACT members are planning to continue supporting the neediest people in terms of health, food and non food items, psychosocial, and economic support. In addition to supporting the work on advocating for ending the blockade to reduce and alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The ACT Alliance has supported work of its members in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since many years. In this appeal, the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches (DSPR/MECC) has adjusted its activities and is requesting funds to carry out projects in Gaza in terms of cash for work, livelihood, and health including psychosocial support. The activities in the West Bank will focus on livelihood and provision of potable water.

NCA has decided to join this appeal as new ACT Requesting Member. NCA is requesting funds to support the Ahli Arab Hospital (AAH) of fuel, of medicines and medical supplies and provision of psychosocial support.

On behalf of the ACT Palestine Forum (APF), DSPR is also requesting funds which will be used to support the APF coordination. Funds will also be used for joint ACT projects related to capacity building, emergency preparedness and response planning of the forum, and quality and accountability initiatives.
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
TITLE: Support to Gaza and the West Bank
ACT APPEAL NUMBER: PSE141 Rev.1
APPEAL AMOUNT REQUESTED (US$):  1,160,944
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 24 July 2014
NAMES OF ACT FORUM AND REQUESTING MEMBERS:




ACT FORUM    ACT PALESTINE FORUM (APF)
ACT REQUESTING MEMBERS    DEPARTMENT OF SERVICE FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES/MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (DSPR/MECC)
NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID (NCA)

THE CRISIS
On 7 July 2014, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following firing of rockets into Israel. This massive bombardment has resulted in an aggravated protection crisis in Gaza with serious and negative humanitarian consequences.  To date, more than 650 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 4,200 were injured, in which 73 were children. Most of victims are reported to be civilians. On the Israeli side 18 soldiers were killed and 2 civilians.

PRIORITY NEEDS
Health needs are the most required at this point due to the big number of victims and injuries. So far, five health facilities have been destroyed or severely damaged. A centre for the developmentally disabled in Beit Lahiya was destroyed. Health services have been particularly affected by the power cuts, severe shortages of drugs, medical equipment and fuel.

For the full document, please click here:

http://www.actalliance.org/resources/appeals/PSE141_Rev.1_oPt_%20Support_to_Gaza_and_West_Bank.pdf

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