The Humanitarian Monitor: OPT (March 2013) – OCHA report

The civilian population in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues to pay the price of ongoing conflict and violence, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

In response to the firing of rockets towards Israel by Palestinian armed groups, the Israeli authorities imposed a series of restrictions on the movement of people and goods to, from and within the Gaza Strip. These included the closure for a number of days of Kerem Shalom, the only functioning crossing point for goods between Israel and the Gaza Strip; further restrictions on the movement of people across the Erez Crossing; and halving the sea area accessible to fishermen, from six to three nautical miles from the coast. These restrictions have resulted in temporary shortages of some important goods and generally undermined the rights and livelihoods of the most vulnerable.

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Document Type: Map, Report, Status report
Document Sources: Action Against Hunger, Al-Haq, Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Defence for Children International, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Oxfam, Palestine Hydrology Group, Save the Children, UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP), United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO)
Subject: Access and movement, Armed conflict, Casualties, Ceasefire, Children, Closures/Curfews/Blockades, Economic issues, Education and culture, Fence, Gaza Strip, Health, House demolitions, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Humanitarian relief, Internally displaced persons, Land, Living conditions, NGOs/Civil Society, Protection, Separation barrier, Settlements, Wall
Publication Date: 31/03/2013

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