Reference : V-P-IL-E-02469
Date : 25/09/2011
Caption : Jordan Valley, Jericho. In 2011, the ICRC, working with the Minstry of Agriculture, provided support for the vaccination of some 250,000 head of livestock belonging to over 5,500 households affected by restricted access to land.
Photographer : ROMENZI, Alessio
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
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Description : ICRC website, Operational Update, 06-02-2012

Israel and the occupied territories: another year without change

The ICRC continues to monitor the humanitarian consequences of Israeli policies and practices in the occupied territories. It shares its findings confidentially with the Israeli authorities. This is an update on ICRC activities carried out in Israel and the occupied territories in 2011.


Promoting economic security in Gaza and the West Bank

In the West Bank, the ICRC endeavours to enhance the access of thousands of people to their lands located near settlements or the West Bank barrier.

In addition to restrictions on movement, Palestinians were also affected by settler violence resulting in economic loss, serious physical injury or even loss of life. In 2011, the ICRC continued to express its concerns and report its findings to the authorities bilaterally and confidentially.

In cooperation with the agriculture ministry, the ICRC supported a livestock vaccination campaign aimed at preserving the livelihood of the herder community south of Hebron by improving the health of their livestock. Over 250,000 head of livestock belonging to some 5,500 households were immunized against endemic diseases.

The ICRC was also involved in a number of other activities promoting economic security. It tackled an insect infestation affecting tomato production. Damaged mesh was repared in 190 greenhouses, and tomato seedlings, mesh and wire were distributed to 100 farmers. In addition, seeds and seedlings were made available, and orchards were pruned and cleared of weeds.

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