Approximately 2.5 million Palestinians are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the protracted protection crisis in the oPt. The primary driver of instability and widespread humanitarian need continues to be the belligerent occupation of Palestinian territory. In the West Bank, the effects of the occupation are acute, with 881,000 Palestinians in need of immediate aid
This Action supports the West Bank Protection Consortium, providing protection and assistance to Palestinians at risk of forcible transfer in the West Bank due to recurrent violations of international law.
This is achieved through:
1. Emergency preparedness and response: vulnerability-based emergency support is provided to individuals affected by protection incidents such as demolitions or settler violence to support their recovery and reduce insecurity.
2. Resilience-building: a community protection approach is enacted in high risk communities to strengthen local capacities and agency; material assistance will be provided to individuals to improve their living conditions and access to basic services; legal aid is provided to people and those actors who assist them, to ensure protection from rights violations.
3. Advocacy: duty-bearers, third states and international organizations receive humanitarian analyses, policy and legal advice to promote increased respect for international law and accountability.