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Hum Aid08.01

  1. 1. COGAT brief on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Defense Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories
  2. 2. The Passages of the Gaza Strip EREZ Passengers (pedestrians & vehicular traffic) Nahal Oz Fuel depot Karni conveyor Misc. via belt Kerem Shalom Humanitarian goods G.S. Population- app. 1.4 m residents. The Green line: 57.3 km The Gaza Strip 43.6 km Border with Egypt:12.5 km
  3. 3. <ul><li>Coordination and Liaison: </li></ul><ul><li>Open contacts and 24 hour &quot;hot line&quot; with the International Organizations (UNRWA, ICRC, WHO, WFP, etc) was established in order to evaluate and coordinate the humanitarian needs and requirements, throughout the operation. </li></ul><ul><li>COGAT is also in contact with the P.A (Abu Mazen/Fayad), the Fatah civilian committee at Gaza and the Palestinian private sector, in order to asses the humanitarian needs and requirements as well as coordinating the entry of products and merchandise into Gaza. </li></ul><ul><li>COGAT officers are present at the IDF operational levels in order to ensure the continuation of the humanitarian effort conducted by Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>A joint coordination room was established (6/1/09) in order to facilitate the coordination with the Int. community. </li></ul>Operation in the Gaza Strip
  4. 4. <ul><li>Passages: </li></ul><ul><li>Erez </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In total, 226 foreigners and dual nationalities from Russia, Norway, former USSR states, Turkey and the United States were evacuated from Gaza trough Erez crossing . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The evacuation of approximately 300 dual nationalities, coordinated with the ICRC and UNRWA is taking place today (8/1/09). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34 Medical Cases (patients and accompanying individuals) crossed into Israel during the operation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A medical mission from MDM is coordinated to cross into Gaza today(8/1/09) . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During the military operation, the movement of Int. Org. staff was coordinated in accordance to the security situation in the area of the crossing (ICRC, UNRWA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COGAT is preparing to open Erez crossing for the transfer of humanitarian supplies in accordance to the security situation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Operation in the Gaza Strip
  5. 5. Evacuation of Dual Nationalities trough Erez
  6. 6. <ul><li>Passages: </li></ul><ul><li>Kerem Shalom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since the beginning of the operation, Kerem Shalom Passage was open for the transfer of humanitarian products and merchandise to the Gaza Strip. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Jan. 7 th 120,000 liters of heavy-duty diesel for the power plant went in through Kerem Shalom (as part of a pilot, examining an alternative for the fuel transfer trough Nahal Oz crossing). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the products and Merchandise entered at the request of the organizations/ Palestinians . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nahal Oz: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The crossing was open three times since the operation started for the transfer of fuel products. </li></ul></ul>Operation in the Gaza Strip
  7. 7. Supply of humanitarian aid trough Karem Shalom
  8. 8. <ul><li>Accesses and movement during the humanitarian recess during the operation : </li></ul><ul><li>Since yesterday, the IDF is implementing humanitarian recess in accordance to the needs and the security situation in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>A humanitarian recess was implemented by the IDF yesterday (7/1/09), between 13:00-16:00, during this period of time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The organizations distributed humanitarian equipment and food in distribution centers for the population. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funerals were conducted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical movement were coordinated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination of movements of Int. Organizations (supplies to a school at Beit-Hanun that provides a shelter to the population, food supply to the warehouses of north Gaza). </li></ul></ul>Operation in the Gaza Strip
  9. 9. Humanitarian products movement to the Gaza strip December 28 th until January 07 th: Operation in the Gaza Strip Priority is given to humanitarian supply. In total, 585 trucks and 14,322 tons of food, medicine and medical supply were delivered to the Gaza Strip since December 28 TH 2008: 63 6 66 1 38 254 76 47 34 Trucks 1896 Animals feed 167 Canned Goods 16 Legumes 1573 Other Food Products Medical Equipment & Medications 1896 Flour 6910 Oil 831 Sugar 1455 Rice 919 Kerem Shalom Tones
  10. 10. Supply of humanitarian aid trough Karem Shalom
  11. 11. Operation in the Gaza Strip 26 2 Medical equipment, food, blood units Greece 614 21 Food Egypt 1,105 (1,124 blood units) 43 Food, blankets, Medical equipment & medicine supply and blood units Kingdom of Jordan 180 13 Medical equipment & medicine supply, 5 ambulances, food Turkey 6 1 Medical equipment MDM 2 1 Medical equipment MSF 11 2 Medical equipment & medicine supply UNICEF 109 10 Medical equipment & medicine supply WHO 14,322 7,442 2,089 2,582 156 Tons 585 total 252 Medical equipment & medicine supply and food Privet sector 78 Food WFP 135 Food, Medical equipment & medicine supply, candles, generators UNRWA 27 Medical equipment & medicine supply, 5 ambulances and car equipment ICRC Number of trucks Goods Organization/Country
  12. 12. Transfer of ambulances to Gaza
  13. 13. FUEL MOVEMENT TO THE GAZA STRIP 05-07/01/09 Transfer of fuel is scheduled to take place today (500,000 liters ). Israel intends to expend and continue the transfer of fuel and gas to the G.S . 120,000 liter Diesel fuel to the power station Kerem Shalom (07/01/09) Nahal Oz Nahal Oz Passages 91 ton Cooking gas 765,000 liter 188,000 liter 577,000 liter Total Total diesel fuel Transport diesel fuel to UNRWA Diesel fuel to the power station Fuel & Gas
  14. 14. <ul><li>Electricity : </li></ul><ul><li>Principally, the total supply of electricity to the Gaza strip summarized at 201 -221 MVA based on 3 sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Israel: supplies 124 MVA By 10 high voltage electricity lines. The supply of electricity from Israel is maintained. Due to exchange of fire during the operation, 6 lines were damaged and until now 3 have been fixed (after coordination) and the other 3 lines are expected to be fixed in the following days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt: supplies 17 MVA via 2 high voltage electricity lines. One damaged line (5 MVA) was fixed (5/1/09). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaza power plant: can produce 60 - 80 MVA, Israel support the plant. Equipment to support maintenance was delivered in the past. The fuel supply from Israel is subject to the security situation. Heavy-Duty diesel for the power plant was transferred through Nahal Oz over the last few days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Palestinians are taking care of the damaged feeding line that goes out of the station (suppose to be able to provide electricity today - the 8/1/09). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At the request of the Palestinian energy authority – 20 transformers, cables and flow switch were approved by COGAT and planed to enter Gaza from 8/1/09. </li></ul>Present situation of the infrastructure in Gaza strip
  15. 15. <ul><li>Water: </li></ul><ul><li>The total amount of water consumption is about 120 – 160 million cubic meter. 5% of this consumption is based on Israel supply and the rest of it based on inside sources. There is not water shortage in the Gaza strip. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel allowed entering supply of Hypochloride Acid for water. Sufficient quantity for one month. </li></ul><ul><li>The entry of equipment which asked by The Palestinian Water Authority is being checked (especially generators). </li></ul><ul><li>Sewage: </li></ul><ul><li>North Gaza Treatment Plant – Israel has assisted to promote the project by allowing the entrance of all needed equipment and man power. Phase A to be complete in the coming days. Phase B will advance in accordance to the Palestinian progress. </li></ul>Present situation of the infrastructure in Gaza strip COGAT is in constant contact with all the relevant P.A infrastructure authorities in order to assessment and deal with the requirement needs.
  16. 16. Present effort to rehabilitate the electrical infrastructure of the Gaza strip Total potential of creation and conducting: 201 MVA Status- 104 MVA is operating (52%), 48 MVA is not operated (97%) Fixed (7/1/09) Damaged (3/1/09) Suria Fixed (5/1/09) Damaged (3/1/09) Line 5 MVA Line 12 MVA Egypt (17 MVA) During the operation 697,400 liter of Diesel fuel was transported <ul><li>Not yet activated </li></ul><ul><li>215,000 liter of Diesel fuel was transported (5/1/09) </li></ul><ul><li>480,000 liter of Diesel fuel was transported (7/1/09) </li></ul>Not active due to shortage of Diesel fuel Power station Gaza strip (60-80 MVA) Kela Fixed (1/1/09) Damaged (1/1/09) Shiryon Romah In process to be fixed Damaged (3/1/09) Hemda Fixed (6/1/09) Damaged (3/1/09) Nekarot In process to be fixed Damaged (3/1/09) Eron Meron Fixed (7/1/09) Damaged Ibal In process to be fixed Damaged (3/1/09) Grizim Israel (124 MVA) Remarks Today's status Status during the operation Source details Source