UNDP Response - Gaza 2012
Development for Freedom
Consolidated Plan of Assistance
2012 - 2014
Surveys, Assessments and Reports
UNDP Response to Early Recovery in the Gaza Strip - 2012
The Gaza Strip has been the centre of conflict for decades. On 14 November 2012 the Israeli military launched a military offensive against the Gaza Strip, resulting in further deterioration in the living conditions of the Gazan population. According to OCHA, an estimated 298 homes have been destroyed or sustained major damage. Public infrastructure was also damaged or destroyed including health facilities, schools, bridges, universities, mosques, media and research centres, sports facilities, in addition to security, police and government buildings associated with Hamas.
In response to the challenges facing the Gaza Strip, UNDP is working with national and international partners to assess damages and needs, and devise plans for rebuilding. UNDP has mobilized its team in the occupied Palestinian territory to assist in rapid assessments in the Gaza Strip. These assessments will set the basis for recovery and reconstruction.
UNDP’s response, among other activities, will also include restoring access, movement and basic services; reducing additional risk and vulnerability; reconstructing and restoring infrastructure, livelihoods; and rebuilding social cohesion. While the response will start in a humanitarian setting, UNDP’s operations in the Gaza Strip are guided by development principles that seek to build on humanitarian programmes and catalyse sustainable development opportunities. It aims to generate self-sustaining, locally owned, resilient processes for post crisis recovery.
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