Occupied Palestinian Territory
Support for Gaza and the West Bank – PSE121 revision 1
Appeal Target: US$ 3'252'025
Balance Requested: US$ 3'112'988
Geneva, 19 December 2012
On 14 November, Israel launched a new military offensive into Gaza. After 8 days of nearly continuous cross-border violence, a cease-fire was successfully brokered by Egypt. This has resulted in an aggravated protection crisis in Gaza with serious and negative humanitarian consequences. According to World Health Organization, 163 Palestinians were killed among them 42 children and 22 women. Moreover 1,269 persons were wounded including 431 children and 358 women.
The psychosocial and health condition, especially these of children living in Gaza, is a major concern which needs to be addressed. ACT members are planning to continue supporting the people most in need in terms of health and psychosocial, economic support and agriculture. In addition the work on advocating for ending the blockade to reduce and alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people will also continue.
This revision 1 of the Appeal PSE121 contains a new component reflecting the situation in Gaza which has deteriorated drastically since mid November 2012. ACT members NCA, CA, MECC/DSPR and IOCC are requesting funds for a joint project to carry out humanitarian response activities in Gaza. Also revised was the DSPR part for food security in the West Bank. All changes are written in blue. The document on hand includes also components which remain the same as in the previous version of the appeal:
- DSPR/MECC - APF coordination
- DCA for APF - advocacy strategy implementation
- ELCJHL - psychosocial and educational support for students
- LWF - Support to Augusta Victoria Hospital for cancer patients referrals from Gaza
ACT Palestine Forum members are grateful for the financial support received through previous appeals and are ready to continue providing support to people in Gaza and the West Bank through the 12-month appeal on hand. For more information on the ACT Palestine Forum, its members and programmes, please visit the recently launched website at http://actpalestineforum.org/
For the full appeal document, please click here.