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In pictures – Palestine Red Crescent Society responds to snow and floods

Earlier this month heavy rainfall and snow affected many parts of Gaza and the West Bank leading to floods of up to 2 metres in depth. Thousands of families were forced to evacuate as a result of floods and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society established four operations rooms to coordinate its response. Emergency teams have provided first aid, shelter support and distributed non-food items to over 20,000 people.

Staff and volunteers provided relief items and, where needed, shelter for those affected by floods and heavy snowfall.

Staff and volunteers from the society have been working to provide shelter and other support to those affected by the crisis. emergency teams have since been operating day and night to respond to the emerging needs caused by the snow, heavy rain and flooding.

 

The society has provided first aid and relief to 20,000 people from affected areas and assisted in evacuating 10,000 from their homes.

The society has provided first aid and relief to 20,000 people from affected areas and assisted in evacuating 10,000 from their homes.

 

Flood water exceeded 2 metres in some places, and the Red Crescent has provided tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, heaters, pillows, tents, water and tents to families affected by the storms.

Flood water exceeded 2 metres in some places, and the Red Crescent has provided tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, heaters, pillows, tents, water and tents to families affected by the storms.

 

Funds from the IFRC Disasters Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) have been used to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society to ensure it has the ability to manage through the rest of winter.

Funds from the IFRC Disasters Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) have been used to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society to ensure it has the ability to manage through the rest of winter.

 

The DREF amounts to 150,000CHF which will allow the society to continue to to provide necessary support for approximately 6,000 people.

The DREF amounts to 150,000CHF which will allow the society to continue to to provide necessary support for approximately 6,000 people.

 

The relief operation is expected to continue until February 2014.

The relief operation is expected to continue until February 2014.

 

The Red Crescent is a member of the High Council of Civil Defence that was initiated by the Palestinian authorities and has long been supporting the Civil Defence in contingency planning and response.

The Red Crescent is a member of the High Council of Civil Defence that was initiated by the Palestinian authorities and has long been supporting the Civil Defence in contingency planning and response.


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