WFP PalestinianTerritory Situation Report, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014
On 27 August and on 2 September two WFP humanitarian convoys successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. The opening of the Rafah crossing for humanitarian aid provides a major opportunity to scale up aid delivery to Gaza. The convoy carried a combined load of 25,000 food parcels, enough to feed approximately 150,000 people for five days.
After the ceasefire agreement, which went into effect on 26 August, the number of displaced people in UNRWA and public shelters dropped substantially from more than 340,000 people to approximately 58,000, while the number of people staying with host families remains high.
WFP requires approximately US$63 million for its emergency humanitarian response in Gaza for a period of three months and a further US$20 million to continue its regular programmes in Gaza and the West Bank.