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SITUATION REPORT occupied Palestinian territory, Gaza 01 – 31 March 2019

Highlights
 From 01 to 31 March 2019, eleven Palestinians were killed, including 4 children and 2,135 injured1.
 On the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return (GRM) Saturday 30 March, four people were killed including three children and 316 injured (86 children), according to the MoH.
 Since the start of the demonstrations in Gaza in 2018, a total of 277 people have been killed (52 children) and 31,214 injured. 6,846 people suffered from gunshot wounds, of which 6,196 (91%) presented limb wounds2.
 As the current fuel reserve for hospitals declines, mitigation measures such as reduced sterilization, diagnostic imaging, cleaning, laundry and catering services continue to affect the health system.
 In order to respond to the growing cohort of health needs, the Health Cluster requires a total of $ 28.2 million. Out of this, $ 15.1 million has been received, with $5.4 million USD recently released by the Country Based Pool Fund, leaving a funding gap of $ 13.1 million. Further information can be found here: https://bit.ly/2HWPjwz
 An additional $1.5 million is required to ensure the minimum needed resources are available to prepare for and respond to the first 96 hours of potential escalation.

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