UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report in the State of Palestine # 4 (escalation in Gaza): June 3, 2021 – Occupied Palestinian Territory
No other hostility has been reported in the Gaza Strip since the May 21 ceasefire. However, 8,500 people remain internally displaced.
On May 25, 120,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine arrived via the COVAX mechanism, with 45,000 doses already delivered to the Gaza Strip.
The three main desalination plants in the Gaza Strip are operational again, operating 8 hours a day each, serving around 370,000 people.
UNICEF and partners have mobilized more than 1,000 adolescent volunteers for the cleanup efforts and to provide support to people displaced inside the Gaza Strip following the recent escalation.
UNICEF delivered 156,700 medical consumable items to the Gaza Strip, as well as 7,500 catheter tubes and 250 newborn oxygen pins to Al-Makased Hospital in East Jerusalem.
UNICEF provided psychosocial support (SPS) services to 3,000 children in areas C, H2 of Hebron and East Jerusalem.
The Education cluster co-led by UNICEF and Save the Children, and the WASH cluster led by UNICEF undertake assessments to contribute to the Rapid Damage Needs Assessment (RDNA), and UNICEF contributes to the Protection components social and youth program of the RDNA undertaken by the World Bank, the EU and the UN.
UNICEF revised the urgent funding needs to respond to the conflict in line with the inter-agency flash appeal. UNICEF’s funding needs have been revised to $ 11.3 million, with a 90 percent funding gap to address urgent humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.