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Iraq + 5 others
Supporting Local Recovery Initiatives Through Micro-finance in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Somalia and Yemen

Report
Qatar Charity

The challenges facing those caught up in a seeming never-ending cycle of human-made and natural disasters seem endless. Oftentimes a growing reliance on external assistance leads to a form of 'dependency syndrome' which not only limits the effectiveness of recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the community but also stunts any lingering individual development initiatives of those trapped in this cycle.

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Lebanon + 3 others
Inter-agency Q&A on humanitarian assistance and services in Lebanon (INQAL)

INTER-AGENCY Q&A ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES IN LEBANON (INQAL)

EDUCATION
FOOD
FOOD AND ELIGIBILITY
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
PROTECTION
PUBLIC HEALTH
SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)
SHELTER
SOCIAL COHESION AND LIVELIHOOD
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
ANNEX 1 – HUMANITARIAN HOTLINES IN LEBANON

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Overcoming loss in the rubble of Gaza

By Catherine Weibel

For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery.

GAZA, State of Palestine, 29 September 2014 - Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh in eastern Gaza City, a crowded neighbourhood now mostly reduced to a vast expanse of rubble. The threat of explosive remnants of war looms around every corner.

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World + 13 others
Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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World + 13 others
Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.

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NRC distributes mattresses to displaced Palestinians

Sahar Issawi

“We used to have only two mattresses for the six of us to sleep on”, said Hanan Khudair from the Gaza strip when receiving mattresses and other key household items from NRC.

“We tried to borrow or buy mattresses but we could not find any. I was praying to God every day that someone would help us with this” added Khudair.

NRC provided 300 kits with essential household and hygiene items to families displaced by the war in Gaza. The kits included mattresses, blankets, soap, baby diapers, and other key household and hygiene items.

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UN Special Rapporteur alarmed by devastating impact of Gaza conflict on Palestinian civilians

GENEVA (29 September 2014) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, today expressed alarm at the terrible cost paid by Palestinian civilians, especially children in Gaza, as a result of Israel’s military operation that lasted 50 days from 7 July to 26 August this year.

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West Bank Clinics Get Medicines to Ease Ulcers

For two years, 65-year-old Ata Zidat has been a regular visitor to a charitable clinic in his town of Bani Na’im, in the southern West Bank. Zidat is a father of 11 now grown up children and the grandfather of 22 kids. He suffers from chronic ulcers.

Like many people in his village, he is unemployed and lives in poverty. “Before coming here to consult with the doctor, I used to buy the medication from a private drug store and it cost me $6.50, which is a heavy burden for a chronic ulcer patient like me,” he explained.

American Near East Refugee Aid:

To learn more about ANERA, please visit http://www.anera.org/.

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Qatar Charity and Al Jazeera Media Working to Assist Gaza's Deaf

Report
Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity and Al Jazeera Network recently co-hosted a forum in Doha, Qatar entitled ‘The Reality and Challenges of the Deaf in the Arab World: Gaza Model’. This was attended by a number of local, national and international humanitarian institutions and associations in addition to Arab and international personalities and deaf people from inside and outside the Arab World.

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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of resolution S-21/1 on ensuring respect for international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (A/HRC/27/76) (Advance Unedited Version)

Human Rights Council

Twenty-seventh session

Agenda items 2 and 7

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

Summary

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World + 7 others
Human Rights Council concludes twenty-seventh session after adopting 32 resolutions and four presidential statements

Human Rights Council
ROUNDUP

26 September 2014

Creates Mandate on Unilateral Coercive Measures; Adopts Resolutions on Sexual Orientation and on Civil Society Space, and Extends Several Mandates

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World + 29 others
Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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World + 23 others
Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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European Union provides nearly €13 million to support families living in extreme poverty in the West Bank and Gaza

Report
European Union

Press Release - European Union
Jerusalem

PR/12/2014
27 September 2014

The European Union has contributed today to the Palestinian Authority's third payment of social allowances this year for poor and vulnerable Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza. The contribution, channelled through the PEGASE(1) mechanism, amounts to €12,93 million.

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Palestine IDP Figures Analysis (as of 23 September 2014)

IDMC estimates that there are at least 273,000 IDPs in Occupied Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem) as of 23 September 2014

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Gaza Emergency Weekly Situation Update 19-26 September 2014

Highlights

  • Since the UN reconstruction mechanism agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authorities on 16 September, there has been an increase in cement and aggregate material bought in for the recovery and rehabilitation effort in the Gaza Strip.

  • More than 250 trucks of reconstruction material has since been transported into The Gaza Strip by humanitarian organisations. For further information see graphs 6 and 7 below.

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Education Facilities Damage Assessment in Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 September 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction of education facilities in Gaza Strip, resulting from recent conflicts in the area. Using satellite imagery collected 14 August 2014 and 27-28 August 2014 by the Pleiades satellite, and compared with a pre-crisis Pleiades image collected 6 July 2014, UNOSAT analysis has identified 1 destroyed structure, 10 severely damaged structures, 20 moderately damaged structures and 32 possibly damaged structures from a total of 467 schools in the Gaza Strip. The Governorate of Gaza represents 6% of the total damaged school structures.

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Health Facilities Damage Assessment in Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 September 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction of health facilities in Gaza Strip, resulting from recent conflicts in the area. Using satellite imagery collected 14 August 2014 and 27-28 August 2014 by the Pleiades satellite, and compared with a pre-crisis Pleiades image collected 6 July 2014,

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President Rajapaksa Hands Over US$1 Million Donation to Palestine

NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$1 million donation to Palestine when he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

President Rajapaksa, who has been a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause and is the Founder President of the Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine, announced the donation in August of this year.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: WASH

HIGHLIGHTS:

Through its private sector partnerships and in collaboration with the Water Establishments, UNICEF has installed 19 chlorinators in the most vulnerable municipalities of Beirut-Mount Lebanon region to benefit 114,000 Lebanese and 28,000 Syrian refugees. Through such simple interventions, chlorinated drinking water is provided and the risk of water borne disease is mitigated significantly.