Palestine

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in PalestineDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/pseRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Palestine

Water and Sanitation in Gaza

http://www.worldbank.org/we – In one of the most densely populated areas in the world, the need for a dependable water supply is critical in the Gaza Strip. The scarce water resources presents a major humanitarian and development challenge. The environment is choked with untreated sewage, threatening the health and well being of the Palestinian population, as well […]

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Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment. A participatory action research study of the Vulnerabilities and Capacities of the Palestinian Society in Disaster Preparedness.

This report presents the second Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) study conducted by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, subsequent to the initial VCA study which was written in 2000. 

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Palestine Red Crescent Society – reducing risk through VCA

In 1999-2000, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) embarked on a 6-month VCA, which assessed communities’ perceptions of the hazards most likely to occur, their needs and the resources available to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of these hazards – whether major disasters or daily challenges. In September 2000, the Palestinian territories erupted into

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