Shelter and non-food aid

Shelter and Non-nutritive aids

Palestine is ranked as the 61st country worldwide among countries subjected to risks, and there are challenges to shielding 1.8 million Palestinians from the danger of struggle, violence and displacement that Israeli occupation practices. Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world; the matter has resulted in a chronic shelter shortage. There are 14,000 housing units are required to meet the natural growth on an annual basis while Israeli occupation remains the primary driver of the search for shelter and the needs arising from it in Gaza.

40% of the population suffers from the danger of violence, displacement and the inability to access basic services for the most vulnerable families and categories..

In 2021, the need for psychological and social support has increased as more than 53% of children needed psychological assistance, while more than 63% of persons with disability suffer from the lack of access to the health services and psychological support. In 2022, 1.5 million Palestinians, two thirds of them in the Gaza Strip, will need health-related aids.

The Corona pandemic has raised the demand for psychological support and protection from domestic abuse among children.

The latest aggression's impact on shelter

In the recent May 2021, Israeli occupation aggression, 261 Palestinians were martyred, more than 2210 were injured, and more than 113.000 have sought shelter and protection in UNRWA schools, so that protection interventions, rehabilitation and other community services were needed. Furthermore, 5800 housing units were destroyed and 9500 were damaged, most of them with moderate to severe damages, while 1255 housing units were destroyed and rendered uninhabitable. 85% of people whose houses were damaged were unable to rebuild them.

The houses of approximately 9500 displaced had been demolished or damaged so that they have become uninhabitable, increasing the requirement for legal aid for affected families including gender-based violence, widows, child incubation, and the loss of identity and documents during houses demolition.

17700 women and girls internally displaced and exposed to the danger of gender-based violence, explosive, remnants of aggression and psychological abuse.