Posted on 15 December 2017

The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | November 2017

Floods due to mild rainfall in Khani Yunis, November 2017. © Photo by OCHA
Floods due to mild rainfall in Khani Yunis, November 2017. © Photo by OCHA
Over 560,000 Palestinians in Gaza residing in areas prone to flooding are at risk of temporary displacement due to the precarious state of infrastructure. 2017 marked a record of US$18.2 million in revenue for agricultural exports from Gaza in an otherwise poor economic situation, with the unemployment rate reaching over 46 per cent. Around 1,300 Palestinians in twelve herding communities in southern Hebron affected by intense Israeli military training and additional access restrictions, exacerbating the coercive environment facing them. The 2017 olive harvest season in the West Bank impacted by a rise in incidents of settler violence, and access restrictions to lands behind the Barrier and near Israeli settlements.