Gaza response update 11 October 2014

  key points

· Agreement reached between UNRWA, UNDP and Ministry of Public Works and Housing to undertake a shelter survey to identify level of damages and needs and inform the reconstruction process. These assessments are nearly completed.

· Payments to some affected Palestinian refugee families have commenced and are being provided to all those eligible over coming weeks.

·   Immediate action to winterize damaged housing units and collective centers is required. Rain has already fallen once in the Gaza strip, demonstrating that drainage systems are damaged and pointing to likely flooding.

·   Gap analysis on Household NFI and Hygiene kit distribution are available in the Shelter Cluster Situation Report, published by OCHA

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