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Palestine: recent developments in the Gaza Strip

13 June 2024

Palestine: recent developments in the Gaza Strip

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This report provides an update on key developments in the current situation in Gaza since 31 May 2024, highlighting recent developments in Deir al-Balah Governorate of central Gaza. It follows the ACAPS briefing note Gaza: escalating hostilities and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Rafah, published on 30 May 2024.

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Palestine: Gaza - escalating hostilities and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Rafah

30 May 2024

Palestine: Gaza - escalating hostilities and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Rafah

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This report provides an update on the deteriorating situation in Rafah, particularly after the airstrikes of 26–28 May. This report follows the ACAPS briefing note Palestine: operations in Rafah from 11 May 2024.

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Palestine: Operations in Rafah, Gaza

11 May 2024

Palestine: Operations in Rafah, Gaza

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This report analyses the multisectoral impact of Israel’s operations in and forced evacuation of Rafah since 7 May 2024. It emphasises pre-existing needs in Rafah, in locations to which the population of Rafah is being displaced, and across Gaza, all of which will face the impact of the disruption to humanitarian operations in Rafah and the closure of Rafah Crossing.

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Palestine: impact of the war in Gaza on women and girls

03 May 2024

Palestine: impact of the war in Gaza on women and girls

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This report highlights the impact of the conflict that started on 07 October on the SRH rights of the people of Gaza. It aims to consider their immediate needs and challenges, as well as some of the longer-term effects of the lack of SRH services. 

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Palestine: humanitarian access to and within the Gaza Strip

08 March 2024

Palestine: humanitarian access to and within the Gaza Strip

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This report consolidates all available information on access into and within the Gaza Strip. The aim is to create awareness around access limitations and to support advocacy efforts to scale up the response. 

Humanitarian access
Egypt: potential impacts of the conflict in Gaza and tensions in the Red Sea

08 March 2024

Egypt: potential impacts of the conflict in Gaza and tensions in the Red Sea

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This report aims to provide an overview of the anticipated impacts of the conflict in Gaza and the Red Sea tensions on Egypt’s economy, including analysis of the factors and events with the potential to trigger a deterioration in affected people’s humanitarian situation. It also explains the possible resulting humanitarian conditions for affected Egyptian households, existing refugees, and newly displaced Gazans.

Palestine: risk of famine in pockets of the Gaza Strip

05 March 2024

Palestine: risk of famine in pockets of the Gaza Strip

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People in Gaza are facing extreme challenges in meeting their basic needs, including food, because of significant access constraints stemming from insecurity. At the same time, these constraints are preventing humanitarian responders from reaching the affected population.

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Palestine: impact of the conflict on people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip

14 February 2024

Palestine: impact of the conflict on people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip

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The Israeli forces’ aerial strikes, ground offensive, and blockade of Gaza that followed the Hamas attacks on 7 October 2023 have had a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities.

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Palestine: impact of the conflict on children in the Gaza Strip

01 February 2024

Palestine: impact of the conflict on children in the Gaza Strip

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As at 20 January 2024, almost one million children were estimated to be internally displaced within Gaza. Most were in the southern Rafah governorate bordering Egypt, currently the most populated governorate in the Gaza Strip.

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Palestine: water crisis in the Gaza Strip

13 December 2023

Palestine: water crisis in the Gaza Strip

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This report analyses the WASH crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated by the current hostilities. It seeks to provide an alert on the severity of the crisis, highlighting the health and protection impacts and risks that would arise should the hostilities continue to hamper the scaling up of the humanitarian response.

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Palestine/Israel: current situation and anticipated impacts of the crisis in the West Bank

24 November 2023

Palestine/Israel: current situation and anticipated impacts of the crisis in the West Bank

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The report provides an overview of the West Bank context and an update on the impact of the hostilities between Israel and Hamas since October 7. It highlights key drivers of humanitarian needs that are already affecting the lives of Palestinians and anticipates how they will likely worsen in the coming weeks, shedding light on the situation experienced by specific groups.

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Palestine/Israel: Spotlight on the situation of Gazan workers

10 November 2023

Palestine/Israel: Spotlight on the situation of Gazan workers

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As at 7 October, an estimated 18,000 residents of the Gaza Strip held work permits issued by the Israeli authorities. On 10 October, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories revoked all work permits. This announcement was followed by mass arrests and detentions of Gazans working in Israel by Israeli authorities.

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Palestine-Israel: one month since the conflict

06 November 2023

Palestine-Israel: one month since the conflict

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This report provides an overview of how the humanitarian situation has evolved over the past month since the attack on Israel on 7 October 2023. It is meant to highlight priority needs and humanitarian response constraints.

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Palestine-Israel war: humanitarian impact overview

13 October 2023

Palestine-Israel war: humanitarian impact overview

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On 7 October 2023, the Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip) launched a military operation called Al Aqsa Storm with other armed Palestinian groups against Israel. As a response, the Israeli Government declared war on Palestine on 8 October and retaliated using heavy air strikes, military bombardment, and attacks on military and civilian targets.

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Palestine: escalation of violence in Jenin

12 July 2023

Palestine: escalation of violence in Jenin

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On 3 July 2023, Israeli forces conducted a two-day largescale air and ground operation in Jenin Refugee Camp and its surroundings. This is the largest Israeli operation in the occupied West Bank since 2002. The objective of the operation, as stated, was to counter the presence of armed Palestinians in Jenin.

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Palestine: escalation of violence in Gaza

18 May 2023

Palestine: escalation of violence in Gaza

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On 9 May 2023, Israel launched air raids on several areas across the Gaza Strip, with claims to target members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement. On 13 May, a ceasefire was declared between the Israeli authorities and PIJ. The destruction of homes and safety concerns had displaced more than 1,200 Palestinians and about 3,000 housing units have been reported as damaged, severly damaged or totally destroyed. 

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State of Palestine: Violence in Huwara, Westbank

16 March 2023

State of Palestine: Violence in Huwara, Westbank

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Since 26 February 2023, there has been an increase in violence against Palestinian citizens in Huwara, a Palestinian town located in Nablus governorate, northern West Bank. On 26 February, more than 400 Israeli settlers stormed Huwara and three surrounding villages, vandalising and torching 75 houses and more than 100 cars of Palestinian residents in what has been described as a ‘pogrom’ by an Israeli commander overseeing the West Bank. 

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Palestine: flooding in the Gaza Strip

10 January 2023

Palestine: flooding in the Gaza Strip

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Since November 2022, Gaza has been experiencing intermittent heavy rainfall that has accumulated in Israeli-controlled dams and reservoirs near the Gaza Strip. Between 24–26 December 2022, Israeli authorities opened dam gates and levees along the perimeter fence east of Gaza, flooding the central and southern areas of the Gaza Strip with accumulated rainwater.

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Palestine: Social impacts analysis

19 October 2021

Palestine: Social impacts analysis

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This report approaches the analysis of the humanitarian situation in Palestine with a focus on social impacts. It is part of a series of independent analysis products to support humanitarian decision-making in Palestine in the aftermath of the escalation of violence in May 2021.

Humanitarian needs after escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip

05 October 2021

Humanitarian needs after escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip

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Four months after the escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, humanitarian needs remain, and reconstruction efforts are stalled.  This paper is part of a series of independent analysis products to support humanitarian decision-making in Palestine in the aftermath of the escalation of violence in May 2021.

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