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International Organizations in the Palestinian Territories and Gaza Strip

UN Agencies such as FaoUndpWhoUnrwaWfpE -mineUNFPA, UNEP,UnodcOhchr, IfadUN-HabitatUnidoUnwomanUnicef and the World Bank operate in the Palestinian Territories contributing to deliver the development cooperation projects.
 
These organizations’ websites make public the programs and the financial resources committed in the Territories.
Undp, in particular, is committed directly to priorities identified by the Government and the Palestinian civil society through the close cooperation of the Program Assistance to the Palestinian People (Papp) with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Undp operated in the Palestinian Territories through the PAPP since August 1980.
The main interventions currently pursued are: the socio-economic development of the population; the accessing of water sources; the social services; the strengthening of health facilities; the construction and reconstruction of the infrastructure and the development of the agricultural sector.
Unrwa, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, was established with the passing of United Nations’ resolution 302 (IV) on the 8th of December, 1949. The resolution mandated logistical, legal and health support to the refugees in the Palestinian Territories and those in the surrounding areas.Currently, Unrwa operations provide education, health services, essential goods and shelter to the Palestinian refugees located in camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
UN Agencies and the launching of the Flash Appeal for Gaza
The multilateral assistance provided by United Nations agencies during 2008 and the first months of 2009 had two objectives:

In February 2009, the United Nations humanitarian agencies launched a Flash Appeal which urged donor countries to contribute more than 600 million dollars of funds.
 
The donation was used to ensure an adequate humanitarian assistance for the affected population and to allow the reconstruction and rehabilitation of basic services damaged in the Gaza Strip during that year.
 
The Flash Appeal proposes 411 million dollars of additional resourses to be added to the financial requests of the Consolidated Appeal Process 2009 (CAP).
 
The total reaching 873 million dollars (for CAP) during 2009.
 
In regards to ODA (Official Development Assistance), the overall amount was 1,868 million dollars for the year 2007, 46% of it was received in the form of Bilateral Aid.