12:32h Updates from Partners: MoPWH, UNDP, UNRWA, CRS, NRC
UNDP finalising figures for caseload. Most field surveying completed.
Now looking at missed claims, many applicants/claims for assessments, these being assessed so final report can be issued.
Rubble removal: 2.7m USD about to be received from Swedish. Steering committee to meet next week.
Premier Urgence: offering Minor support to Municipalities in Khan Younes and Rafah, East of Gaza Strip, including maintenance, spare parts of bulldozers etc. to remove rubble to allow normal daily life and rehabilitation of closed roads and land access.
UNRWA: social survey almost complete, 75,000 households ie families not housing units. Will likely reach 80,000 households affected.
Technical assessment will be completed before end December. 30,000 assessed so far.
520 cases of TSCA paid so far.
660 repairs mixed minor/major already paid.
UN-Habitat reported from that the social assessments are delayed – all the neighbourhood where the representative is from has not been visited. Fear is that delayed assessments stop people repairing their property.
UNRWA Area offices will be open for claims for missing households. There is a winterisation plan – 25k for substandard or damaged shelters repairs, 10k for cc’s reserve and 10k floods reserve.
UNRWA Finishing off (rehabilitation) project, budget $6,000US, making housing units ready for occupancy.
Owner can add to the sum available. Most owners are willing to contribute own money as well.
Idea being to provide shelter for a family for 2 years.
5 buildings with 2 apartments in pilot. The owner can choose a family – preferably known/related so as to minimise family staying on too long/tensions.
Work to take 1 month. Pilot starting this coming week. Hope materials costs drop as more become available. Then hope to scale up.
Question on vulnerability/prioritisation.
UNRWA stress: family selected needs to be in sub-standard living conditions or in collective centres.
Must avoid TSCA-committed (in receipt of rental support) families to move to this solution. Is a transitional solution. Total number this will work for/provide: ? Unknown.
NRC are doing a survey of available buildings and will have the results of the survey within 2 weeks.
Protection: Renters will not be eligible for the new project. One of the things Protection is concerned about is vulnerability and who should be focused on.
CRS: did survey in Al-Sureij area, few materials available, selected timber design, asked Khan Younes people about pilot design, over 70% prefer this option to TSCA option.
Planning 3-4 more sample sizes up to 6, to 9 to 12. Subject to funding.
Potential to provide 2,000 if funding available. Selection is based on vulnerability eg 108 families eligible but funds for 50 so have to select and apply criteria.
Protection: work is ongoing on this. Feed concerns into Steve.
UNRWA: do we need to design a new system – why can’t we apply what has been learned in Syria?
75 Human Appeal prefabs sited in 2 sites in Khuza’a. 25 others to be distributed as individual units.
HA also has a project to demolish unsafe buildings total $10,000. Targeting Kuza’a.
NRC: sealing off for a 1,000 units so people can stay over winter. Looking at further cases of vulnerable households in repairable homes but not falling into UNRWA caseload. Looking at maybe making rentable units and
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