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Latest developments

  • On 21 June, Israeli forces shot and killed a 15-­year­old Palestinian child and injured at least three other Palestinians in Beit ‘Ur at Tahta village (Ramallah), following a stone­throwing incident in the area, in which three Israelis were injured.

  • On 21 June, in Hajja village (Qalqiliya), Israeli forces demolished the family home of the perpetrator of a stabbing attack on March 2016, in which a foreign national, as well as the perpetrator, were killed; five people, including two children, were displaced as a result.

24 Jun 2016 description

Palestinians living in the West Bank suffer from a water shortage due to Israeli policy that limits water supply throughout the year, and more so during the summer months. The shortage is particularly acute in communities that live in Area C and are unrecognized by Israel, and therefore, are not able to connect to the water supply system. Many of these communities live in the Jordan Valley, in close proximity to Israeli water drills.

23 Jun 2016 description

· Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

  • A Palestinian child was killed while another civilian succumbed to his wounds in the West Bank.

  • 6 civilians were wounded, including 3 children, in the West Bank.

  • A civilian was wounded when he played with a suspicious object from the Israeli forces' remnants, east of al-Zaytoun neighbourhood.

· Israeli forces conducted 56 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 5 in Jerusalem.

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part One

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description
report European Union

The European Union is making its first contribution to the Palestinian Authority's Programme "Assistance to Agriculture in the West Bank (AAWB)". This contribution, channelled through PEGASE[1], amounts to € 154,000 and is funded by the European Union.

23 Jun 2016 description

In the sixth year of conflict in Syria, young Palestine refugees continue to suffer the loss of opportunities to further their education and access employment. In an effort to bridge this gap, UNRWA provides them with a range of vocational short-term training courses and long-term courses, business development and youth development courses, as well as career guidance through the ‘Engaging Youth’ project, running since 2012.

23 Jun 2016 description

Ramallah, June 22, 2016 —Israeli soldiers “mistakenly” shot dead a 15-year-old Palestinian, and injured four others, early Tuesday near the West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Tahta.

Six teenage cousins and a driver were in a car heading home around 1:30 a.m. after a night of family fun at a swimming pool in the nearby West Bank village of Beit Sira. Israeli soldiers opened fire on them as they drove through an underpass beneath Route 443, Daoud Isam Daoud Abu Hasan, 14, one of the cousins, told Defense for Children International - Palestine.

23 Jun 2016 description

The report explains the reasons behind B’Tselem’s decision to no longer refer complaints to the military law enforcement system. It was made based on information compiled from hundreds of complaints B’Tselem has filed with the military, dozens of military investigations and many meetings with officials. B’Tselem will continue reporting violations but will no longer help a system which serves as a whitewash mechanism and that also, in advance, absolves senior military and government officials of responsibility for the policy they set out.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

22 Jun 2016 description

On 20 June, under the slogan Will You Stand #WithRefugees, the world marked World Refugee Day, commemorating the strength, courage and resilience of millions of refugees around the world.

UNRWA shares the voices of Palestine refugees in Gaza, reminding the world of their plight and long journey through the tumultuous second half of the twentieth century and start of the twenty-first century.

22 Jun 2016 description
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United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag visited on Tuesday the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon.

22 Jun 2016 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the twenty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

21 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

21 June 2016 – With the conflict in Syria now well into its fifth year, and the country dealing with a grinding crisis that has brought death, displacement and regional instability, the international community must not lose momentum in attaining a comprehensive and concrete political solution, senior United Nations officials emphasized today.

21 Jun 2016 description
report European Union

In line with previous Council Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process, and in close coordination with the Quartet - in anticipation of its forthcoming report and recommendations, the EU continues to work with its Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, all other relevant stakeholders in the region and beyond, towards a two-state solution.

21 Jun 2016 description

Three-three-year-old Salwa Abu Nemer, a Palestine refugee woman, and her eight children live in a makeshift shelter in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. The family lives under trying and undignified circumstances. Yet while they don’t have a home or a source of income, Salwa considers the lack of running water as one of her family’s and neighbours’ most serious problems, as it causes disease and sickness, especially for children.

21 Jun 2016 description

Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the conflict such as besiegement, internal displacement, and the loss of community, home and income, making them extremely vulnerable. Under these circumstances, secure access to food is vital. Like them, currently, 95 per cent of Palestine refugees in Syria are dependent on UNRWA for their basic food needs.