2.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The impact of the occupation has been compounded by the war in Ukraine, slow recovery from the 2021 May escalation of hostilities in Gaza and COVID.
As of mid-2022, only 25 per cent of the requirements of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) have been met, and global prices of key commodities have risen.
Rising prices and market disruptions threaten the food security of vulnerable families across Palestine, particularly in the Gaza Strip.
UNRWA and WFP provide nearly 60 per cent of the key food commodities in Gaza. To meet the food security needs in Gaza for the rest of the year, UNRWA requires $72 million and WFP $24 million.
Amidst ongoing injuries by Israeli forces, regular demolitions and evictions, conflict-related fatalities of Palestinian adults and children in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and settler-related violence against Palestinians have increased compared with the same period in 2021.