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On the 15th day of the Israeli offensive: dozens of palestinian civilians killed or wounded as Israeli forces attack apartment buildings, mosques, hospitals and schools

Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 15th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law, which ensure protection for civilians in times of war, and in violation of the principles of necessity, proportionality and distinction. Israeli forces have continued their aerial, ground and sea attacks throughout the Gaza Strip, causing more civilian casualties and damaging civilian facilities, including houses and mosques.

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Philippines + 8 others
17 July 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

Gaza - Israel – Conflict

• Both parties agreed to respect a humanitarian pause of 5 hours after 9 days of fighting. This must allow safe access for humanitarian assistance.

• Since the start of Operation “Protective Edge” on 7 July 2014, over 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and more than thousand have been injured.

Syria – Humanitarian access / assistance

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Israel: Complex Emergency Information bulletin


This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Magen David Adom in Israel, will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

The situation

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Lebanon + 3 others
Rapport du Secrétaire général sur l'application de la résolution 1701 (2006) du Conseil de sécurité (S/2014/438)

Période du 28 février au 26 juin 2014

I. Introduction

  1. Le présent rapport contient une analyse détaillé de l'application de la résolution 1701 (2006) du Conseil de sécurité depuis la publication de mon précédent rapport en date du 26 février 2014 (S/2014/130).

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Israel + 2 others
African immigrants in Israel stage Egypt border sit-in

06/28/2014 17:32 GMT

JERUSALEM, June 28, 2014 (AFP) - More than 1,000 illegal African immigrants in Israel staged a sit-in Saturday near the southern border with Egypt after a protest march against conditions in their internment camp.

"We are going to stay near the border with Egypt until a solution is found so our rights are respected," a statement by asylum-seekers at the Holot camp in southern Israel said.

The sit-in came a day after Israeli soldiers stopped the demonstrators, most from Eritrea and Sudan, nearly 300 metres (yards) from the border.

Agence France-Presse:

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Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force until 31 December, Adopting Resolution 2163 (2014)


Security Council
7209th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six months, until 31 December 2014, requesting the Secretary-General to ensure that it had the required capacity and resources to fulfil its duties.

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Israel launches air raids on Syrian positions in Golan

06/23/2014 01:51 GMT

QUNEITRA, June 23, 2014 (AFP) - Israel carried out retaliatory air raids on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights overnight after a teenager on the Israeli side was killed in an attack from Syria, the army said early Monday.

"The IDF (Israeli army) targeted nine Syrian army positions in response to the earlier attack that originated in Syria killing an Israeli teenager and injuring two other Israeli civilians," an army spokesman said.

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World + 15 others
Polio this week as of 11 June 2014

The Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) on Polio Eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan met in Islamabad, Pakistan, last week. The TAG recognized the important progress in Afghanistan and concluded that the country is in a strong position to interrupt endemic transmission of the virus in 2014, provided the country addresses the remaining challenges and risks.

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Pakistan + 14 others
Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Ninth Report – May 2014


Eighteen months ago, as 2012 drew to a close, optimism was running high for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio transmission in India had been interrupted. The three remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan) had made significant programmatic improvements. Some believed that success was imminent; that polio would soon be history.
Within a matter of months, this optimism quickly unwound:

• Targeted killing of polio vaccinators in Pakistan shocked the world and created major operational constraints.

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World + 13 others
Polio this week as of 28 May 2014

A case of polio due to wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was reported in the past week from Iraq, the second child to be paralyzed by polio in the country since the beginning of the Middle East outbreak last year. Countries are currently implementing the second phase of the regional outbreak response. A targeted mop-up campaign is currently ongoing in the area where the two cases in Iraq were found.

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World + 19 others
Polio this week as of 21 May 2014

The 67th World Health Assembly, the WHO’s highest decision-making body, is meeting this week in Geneva. The report of the polio eradication programme to the Assembly is available here, and is scheduled to be discussed on Friday. On the sidelines of WHA, Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General for Polio and Emergencies, discussed polio eradication at the World Health +SocialGood digital event on Monday. The recorded discussion can be watched here (start at 1:04:00).

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Serbia + 1 other
Israel offers aid to Serbia following floods

PM Netanyahu speaks with Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic

18 May 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu offered Israel's assistance in treating the injured, in addition to the aid that has already been sent to Serbia.

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Sunday, 18 May 2014), spoke with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic regarding the humanitarian disaster caused by the severe floods that have struck Serbia.

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Serbia + 2 others
Israeli aid to victims of the floods in Serbia and Bosnia (Republika Srpska)

​The Israeli embassy in Belgrade airlifted essential medicine and equipment to regions that were cut off due to heavy rainfall.

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

In view of the unprecedented floods in Serbia and Bosnia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to speed humanitarian aid to the affected citizens of both countries.

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Israel + 2 others
Improved mental health care for refugees in Israel


TEL AVIV, 14 May 2014 (IRIN) - Thousands of African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel suffering from trauma and depression after fleeing abuses in their home country or surviving torture camps in Egypt are now getting improved mental health care, though more needs to be done, say refugee groups.


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World + 11 others
L'OMS lance une alerte mondiale concernant la polio

UN News Service

5 mai 2014 – La propagation de la poliomyélite dans les pays où elle a été éradiquée par le passé est un « évènement extraordinaire » et la maladie va resurgir si une réponse internationale coordonnée n'est pas mise en place d'urgence, a prévenu lundi l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

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Nigeria + 18 others
Polio this week - as of 30 April 2014

Polio this week

The data table below is as of 30 April 2014

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World + 6 others
La ONU rinde homenaje a las víctimas de la guerra química

UN News Service

29 de abril, 2014 — El Secretario General de la ONU y el Presidente de la Asamblea General rindieron este martes tributo a las víctimas de la guerra química y subrayaron la importancia de la Convención sobre ese tipo de armas, que entró en vigor un día como este en 1997.

Ban Ki-moon manifestó en un mensaje que “el horripilante” uso de armas químicas en Siria el pasado año ensombrece la conmemoración de este año y agregó que eso “fue una deplorable ofensa contra la humanidad”.

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World + 7 others
Honouring victims, UN urges full ratification of Chemical Weapons Convention

UN News Service

29 April 2014 – Marking the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President John Ashe today urged the six reticent Member States to sign and/or ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention which aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.

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Egypt + 17 others
Long Term Planning Framework Middle East and North Africa zone 2012-2015

  1. Who are we?
    The MENA Zone consists of three regions (North Africa, Middle East and the Gulf). IFRC has Regional Representations for North Africa (based in Tunis) and for the Gulf (based in Amman), as well as Country Representations currently in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria.
    The Zone Office is based in Beirut.

  2. What is our mission?
    At all levels, the support the MENA Zone will provide to the NSs aims to achieve two overarching objectives: