West Bank and Gaza

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USAID is providing humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in the West Bank and Gaza to support COVID 19 response efforts and provide emergency food assistance.
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Key Developments

Elevated insecurity resulted in the deaths of least 20 Palestinians and six Israelis and injuries to nearly 1,400 Palestinians and 40 Israelis from March 22 to April 18, the UN reports.

The Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine, inflation, and related supply chain disruptions have resulted in increased food prices and operating costs for relief actors in the West Bank and Gaza. WFP and UNRWA require an estimated $101 million to meet the needs of food insecure populations through the end of 2022.


On March 19, 2021 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Shrier declared a disaster due to the urgent humanitarian needs resulting from the complex emergency in the West Bank and Gaza. In response, USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) is working with partners to provide humanitarian assistance to meet the immediate needs of people affected by recurrent violence.










Last updated: May 17, 2022

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