33 new projects were approved this month, including: 17 new UNRWA schools and extension of 5 more, 1,200 housing units,  5 roads projects, establishment of one clinic and an agricultural aid project. 

 Humanitarian & Civilian Activities towards the Gaza Strip-Monthly Report for June 2011

 

Photo: COGAT

COGAT – Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories

Movement and Permits
  2,894 Palestinians exited the Gaza Strip through Erez Crossing.
  Overall, 3,894 permits were issued to Palestinians, allowing them to cross through Erez, including:
o 1,634 permits for medical cases (830 patients and 804 accompanying individuals), enabling them to receive medical treatment in Israel, the West Bank and abroad;
o 131 permits for international organizations employees (an increase of 11%).
o 96 permits for traveling abroad;
  1,286 businessmen exited the Gaza Strip.

Project Implementation

International Projects Status
: Up to today, 163 projects have been approved, of which 30 have been completed and 53 are being implemented. 

866 truckloads of materials and equipment were delivered for 39 projects under implementation (compared to 297 truckloads for 22 projects in May).
  The transfer of inputs for internationally funded projects continues, coordinated by the international organizations. 

  33 new projects were approved this month:

  26 UNRWA’s projects:
 439 new housing units in Khan Yunis.
 752 new housing units in Rafah.
 Construction of school in Nasr-Khirbat al Addas.
 Construction of school in Khan Younis Camp North.
 Construction of school in Qararah.
 Rehabilitation of a School in Khan Younis.
 Rehabilitation of a School in Khan Younis.
 Construction of School in Nuseirat.
 Construction of a School in Abasan
 Construction of a School in Nuseirat – al-Mufti Parcel.
 Construction of a School in Juhar al-Dik
 Construction of a School in Moghragha
 Construction of a School in Beit Hanoun – al-Shawa Land
 Construction of Laila Glabo School in Beit Lahiya
 Construction of a School in Beit Hanoun – al-Masreen Street
 Construction of a School in Beit Hanoun – al-Masreen Street
 Construction of a School in Beit Hanoun – al-Banaat Street
 Construction of school in Khuzaa area of Khan Younis
 9 additional classrooms in Daraj elementary School.
 8 additional classrooms in New Gaza elementary School.
 8 additional classrooms in Mamuoniya School.
 7 additional classrooms in Rafah School.
 8 additional classrooms in Fakhari School.
 New health center in Rafah.
 Construction of school in Rafah (1).
 Construction of school in Rafah (2)

  5 UNDP’s Projects:
 Development of al-Karamah Neighborhood in Jabalya al-Nazla
 Development of al-Mudares Street
 Rehabilitation of al-Aqsa Road
 Development of al-Salateen Area/al-Atatra Area in Beit Lahiya
 Rehabilitation of Internal Road Connections in the Center of Rafah City

  2 USAID Projects:
 100 housing units and 1,000 rehabilitation and – Request No. 15-2011-PCAP-R00
 Agriculture assistance- cash for work.

Infrastructure – Water and Sewage projects
During the month 346 truckloads of building materials and equipment were delivered for 11 water and sewage projects out of the 31 approved water and sewage projects (6 projects have been completed).

  • Establishment of a Sewage Drainage Network in Khan Yunis (USAID) – 40 truckloads of aggregates were delivered this month.
  • Establishment of water reservoir and pumping station in Al Rahma (USAID)-  63 truckloads of aggregates were delivered. 
  • Establishment of a Sewage Drainage Network in Ma’an (USAID) – One truckload of aggregates was delivered this month.
  • Establishment of a water network in Khan Yunis (USAID) – 9 truckloads of equipment were delivered this month.
  • Establishment of water reservoir in Tel Sultan (USAID) – 31 truckloads of aggregates were delivered. 
  • The Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) – Part B (World Bank) – 27 truckloads of equipment were delivered this month.
  • Upgrading of the WTP in Shiekh Ajlin (KFW) – 111 truckloads of aggregates and other equipment were delivered this month.
  • Water pipelines in Dir El Balah (parts 3 and 5) (UNRWA) – One truckload of equipment was delivered.
  • Upgrading the desalination plant in Dir El Balah (UNDP) – One truckload of equipment was delivered.
  • Reconstruction of Saka bridge in Wadi Gaza (UNDP) – 51 truckloads of equipment were delivered.
  • Reconstruction of Juhar al Dik bridge in Wadi Gaza (UNDP) – 11 truckloads of equipment were delivered.

    Housing projects
    During the month 234 truckloads of building materials and equipment were delivered for 3 housing projects out of the 13 approved housing projects (2 projects were completed).

  •   Construction of 223 housing units in Khan Yunis (UNRWA) – 123 truckloads of iron and cement were delivered this month.

  •   Construction of 200 housing units in Khan Yunis (UNDP) – 83 truckloads of cement and aggregates were delivered this month.

  •   Construction of 147 housing units in Gaza (UNDP) – 28 truckloads of cement and iron were delivered this month.

     Education projects
    During the month 49 truckloads of building materials and equipment were delivered for 9 education projects out of the 62 approved education projects (8 projects were completed).

  • Establishment of 2 Schools in Tel Allwa  (#12) (UNRWA) – 22 truckloads of aggregates, cement and other equipment were delivered this month.

  •   Establishment of 2 Schools in Tel Allwa (#13) (UNRWA) – 7 truckloads of aggregates, cement and iron were delivered this month.

  •   Reconstruction of Boys’ School in Beit Lahiya (UNRWA) – 5 truckloads of equipment were delivered this month.

  •   Establishment of a school in Ma’an (UNRWA) – 3 truckloads of cement were delivered this month.

  •   Establishment of a school in Fahuri (UNRWA) – 8 truckloads of equipment were delivered this month.

  •   Establishment of girls’ school in Khan Yunis and supply of equipment (UNRWA) – One truckload was delivered. 

  •   Reestablishment of girls’ school in Khan Yunis (UNRWA) – One truckload of cement was transferred. 

  •   Establishment of school in Nutzriyat (UNRWA) – One truckload of cement was delivered this month).

  •   Establishment of a public library in "Fahurah" school in Gebalyah (UNRWA) – One truckload aggregates was delivered.  

    Other

    •   Reconstruction of the Arab-Orthodox Society in Gaza (USAID) – One truckload was delivered. 
    •   Developing beach in Dir Al Balah (UNDP) – 21 truckloads of aggregates were delivered. 

        Agriculture Projects

    During the month 6 truckloads of building materials and equipment were delivered for 2 projects out of 18 approved (5 projects were completed).

    •   Establishment of 40 cooling units in northern Gaza (UNDP) – 5 truckloads of aggregates were delivered this month. 
    •   Establishment of 60 cooling units in northern Gaza (UNDP) – One truckload of aggregates was delivered this month. 

    Health Projects
    During the month 52 truckloads of building materials and equipment were delivered for 8 health projects out of 13 approved.

    •   Reconstruction at "Al Amal" hospital in Khan Yunis (USAID) – 5 truckloads of equipment were delivered this month. 
    •   Establishment of clinic in Khan Yunis (UNRWA) – 7 truckloads of cement and iron were delivered.  
    •   Reconstruction of "Al Kuds" hospital (AFD) – One truckload was transferred. 
    •   Establishment of clinic in Saftawi (UNRWA) – 29 truckloads of equipment were transferred. 
    •   Reconstruction of clinic in Gebalya (UNRWA) – One truckload of equipment was delivered. 
    •   Reconstruction of clinic in Bet Hanun (Medico) – 6 truckloads of cement and equipment were transferred.   
    •   Reconstruction of the European hospital in Kahan Yunis (Belgium) – 2 truckloads were delivered. 
    •   Supporting 5 health institutions in the Gaza strip (USAID) – One truckload of equipment was transferred.  

      Roads
    During the month 156 truckloads of building materials and equipment were delivered for 4 housing projects out of the 9 approved housing projects.

    •   Reconstruction of Abu Zalah Road in Absan (USAID) – 28 truckloads of aggregates were delivered. 
    •   Reconstruction of Road No.19 in Absan (USAID) – 56 truckloads of aggregates were delivered. 
    •   Work on Al Salam Road in Al Musader (UDAID) – 40 truckloads of aggregates were delivered. 
    •   Work on Abed Al Hay Road in Al Musader (UDAID) – 32 truckloads of aggregates were delivered.

    Humanitarian Infrastructure
      Israel maintained a continuous supply of electricity and water to the Gaza Strip.
      Maintenance equipment was transferred for the electricity network, in accordance with the PA’s requests:
    o 3 truckloads of equipment were delivered for the electricity net lines.
    o 190 truckloads of equipment were delivered for the water and sewage pipe lines.

    International Organizations

    •   During the month 62 diplomatic delegations entered the Gaza Strip.  
    •   124 foreign staff members of international organization crossed. 
    •   During this month, 131 Palestinian international organizations employees crossed. 
    •   29 permits were issued for students with scholarships to exit abroad.
    •   13.5 million USD were transferred for UNRWA. 
    •   Overall, 1291 truckloads were delivered for the international Organizations.
    •   On June 16th, the WHO delivered Mammography machine to "Shiffa" hospital.

    Crossings’ Activity

      During the month, 4,942 truckloads were delivered into the Gaza Strip through Kerem Shalom Crossing, including:
    o 69 truckloads of clothing and footwear;
    o 155 truckloads of electric products;
    o 1,475 truckloads of food;
    o 8 truckloads of textiles;
    o 1,038  truckloads of construction materials;
    o 86 truckloads of inputs for agriculture.
      During the month, 184 vehicles were transferred into Gaza (1,695 vehicles were transferred until today). 
      The transfer of cooking gas continued throughout the month, overall, 2,782 tons of cooking gas were transferred into the Gaza Strip.

    Good Delivered to the Gaza Strip, by category

    Product ——–Truckloads
    Food Products 
           Milk Powder and Baby Formula 3
           Rice 33
           Wheat 156
           Produce (Fruits and Vegetables) 223
           Meat / Chicken / Fish Products 111
           Dairy Products 125
           Sugar 4
           Legumes 4
           Flour  315
           Cooking Oil 8
             Salt 26
           Mixed/Additional Food Products 467
          Total of Food Products 1,475
    Construction materials
          Aggregates 700
          Glass, Wood Profiles and Aluminum Profiles 186
          Cement 130
          Iron 22
          Total of Construction Materials 1,038
    Inputs for Agriculture 86
    Electric Products 155
    Clothing & Footwear 69
    Animal Feed 616
    Hygiene Products 103
    Transportation  28
    Textile 8
    Plumbing and Ceramics  315
    Essential Humanitarian Products 670
    Medicine and Medical Equipment 63
    Mixed Products 169
    Total Truckloads 4,795
    Total Weight 118,651 tons