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Situation Report

Cluster Status

Food Security Sector

$2M
Funding requirements
1000
Person need food assistance

Needs

  1. IDPs are in need of food and other immediate assistance.

  2. The entire population of Gaza has been affected by the conflict and almost all need food and other assistance to recover.

  3. Over 100,000 people whose homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair will need food and other assistance for a longer term.

  4. The lack of electricity limits the storage capacity for fresh food for both shops and households. Bakeries face challenges with their generators and fuel stock.

  5. WFP requires approximately US$ 63 million for emergency humanitarian response in Gaza for a period of three months, in addition to funds for regular programmes.

  6. Humanitarian access to allow for provision of food and other emergency assistance to the civilian population should be consistently assured

Response

  1. The regular food assistance to more than one million UNRWA and WFP core beneficiaries is ongoing.

  2. In addition, approximately 690,000 out of around 730,000 people have been reached by the one-time exceptional food distribution to affected families who are not receiving regular food assistance implemented by UNRWA, WFP and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

  3. Food assistance for those people who have their houses totally or severely damaged is ongoing.

  4. WFP and partners are working to support the opening of schools with an emergency school meals programme.

  5. WFP, in cooperation with UNRWA, is providing ready-to-eat emergency food rations to IDPs in UNRWA and government shelters on a daily basis.

  6. WFP continues to provide food assistance to IDPs hosted with relatives and to some 2,000 patients and hospital staff.

  7. Between 26 August and 2 September, a total of 30 WFP trucks crossed from Israel into Gaza through Kerem Shalom cargo.

  8. On 27 August and on 2 September, two WFP humanitarian convoys successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, carrying a combined load of 25,000 food parcels, enough to feed approximately 150,000 people for five days.

Gaps

  1. The regular food assistance to more than one million UNRWA and WFP core beneficiaries is ongoing.

  2. In addition, approximately 690,000 out of around 730,000 people have been reached by the one-time exceptional food

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