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Israel, the occupied and the autonomous territories. Facts and figures on recent ICRC activities (March - May 2002)

11-07-2002 Operational Update No REX 02/648Update No. 21/2002

An unprecedented upsurge of violence in the region in the spring months of this year has resulted in high numbers of casualties and much human suffering on both sides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From the start of the second Palestinian uprising (Intifada) against Israeli occupation in September 2000 until the end of May 2002, more than 1,400 Palestinians and around 500 Israelis had been killed and thousands more wounded.

 

Executive Summary 
 
  • An unprecedented upsurge of violence in the region in the spring months of this year has resulted in high numbers of casualties and much human suffering on both sides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From the start of the second Palestinian uprising ( Intifada ) against Israeli occupation in September 2000 until the end of May 2002, more than 1,400 Palestinians and around 500 Israelis had been killed and thousands more wounded.

 
 
 
  • By March 2002 it was clear to the ICRC that larger-scale and some fully new activities were needed to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the spiralling violence. In particular, the military incursions, prolonged closures and curfews, destruction of public infrastructure and private property have led to the socio-economic collapse of Palestinian society, resulting in extreme hardship for the population.

 
 

The ICRC, on 26 May, thus launched a Budget Extension Appeal for SFr 44 million, more than doubling the initial 2002 budget of SFr 35 million for Israel, the occupied and the autonomous territories (cf. OP/REX 0 2/438, Budg. Ext. App. N° 2/2002, 24 May 2002)

 
 
 
  • The overall 2002 appeal for its operations in this context – further to the budget extension - amount to SFr 79 million. To date, the ICRC has registered donations (pledged and received) to the amount of SFr 21.5 million (USD 14.4 million / EUR 14.6 million). Outstanding needs stand at SFr 58.5 million (USD 39.2 million / EUR 39.8 million), some 74% of the overall budget.  

 
 
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