In an effort to improve the living and housing conditions for residents, UNOPS and the Government of Germany launch phase two of a house reconstruction project in Gaza.
Following the destruction and displacement caused by the 2014 conflict in Gaza – where an estimated 11,000 homes were completely destroyed – UNOPS is working closely with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing to reconstruct an additional 345 homes over the next year and a half.
The project comes after phase one completed in March 2018 and will continue to provide Gazans with safe, secure, and sustainable homes. A clear and transparent vulnerability matrix helps ensure that support is provided to those most vulnerable. Particular attention will be given to women and elderly-headed households, as well as people living with disabilities.
“This project inherits good practices from phase one. We must deliver the contribution from the German Federal Government to the most vulnerable people in Gaza in a timely and beneficiaries-oriented manner,” said Mr. Tokumitsu Kobayashi, Director of UNOPS Jerusalem Office.
Legal support is further provided to beneficiaries ensuring ownership rights are protected.
Phase one of the project ran from July 2016 – March 2018 and successfully reconstructed 155 homes.
Document Sources: State, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Subject: Assistance, Gaza Strip, Shelter
Publication Date: 05/10/2018
URL source: https://www.unops.org/news-and-stories/news/more-homes-on-the-way-for-the-people-of-gaza