- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Monthly Report - September 2015
- UNICEF: Humanitarian Situation Report, 1 – 31 August 2015
- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 109, 1 September - 8 September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- oPt Strategic Response Plan 2015
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2015
- Humanitarian Response Fund
- Amnesty Int'l: The Gaza Platform - An interactive map of Israeli attacks during the 2014 Gaza conflict
- OCHA: Gaza One Year On: Marking One Year Since the 2014 Escalation of Hostilities
- OCHA in oPt
- UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
- OCHA Reported Access Incidents of Humanitarian Organizations Database
- OCHA Vulnerability Profile of Palestinian Communities in Area C
A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.
UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.
BBC Media Action and the BBC have responded to 28 emergencies since 1994. This research report, based on evaluations of four recent crises interventions, assesses the effectiveness of mass media interventions in enabling people to survive and recover when disaster strikes.
Authors: Theodora Hannides
The Palestinian government denounced "Israeli escalation" on Sunday after the Jewish state temporarily banned Palestinians from entering Jerusalem's Old City following attacks that killed two people and wounded a child.
“The Palestinian government denounces the Israeli escalation policy by Israeli occupation authorities against our people in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank," it said in a statement after the imposition of the two-day ban.
by Sarah Benhaida
Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.
The restrictions will be in place for two days, with only Israelis, tourists, residents of the area, business owners and students allowed, police said.
Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | 10/4/2015 - 02:12 GMT
by Jean-Luc Renaudie
A Palestinian said to be an Islamist militant killed two Israeli men and injured a woman and a toddler in a knife and gun attack in Jerusalem Saturday, in a fresh escalation of violence.
The attack in the Old City came with Israeli security forces on alert after recent clashes at the city's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and the murder in the West Bank of a Jewish settler couple in front of their young children.
Nablus, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Saturday 10/3/2015 - 17:18 GMT
Ten Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in the West Bank on Saturday during a raid by troops hunting the murderers of a Jewish settler couple, Palestinian police and medical sources said.
Palestinians protesting against the raid in the territory's main northern city of Nablus hurled stones at soldiers, who responded with rubber bullets, tear gas and live ammunition, the sources said.
In mid-September, confrontations erupted between Palestinian protestors and Israeli police in the Al Aqsa Mosque (Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount), in the Old City of East Jerusalem. The clashes are ongoing, and as of this writing have resulted in dozens of Palestinian injuries, as well as damage to the mosque, and led to wider demonstrations throughout the city.
"Today we mourn once again the loss of human lives. The killing of an Israeli couple has left four young children orphaned and, once again, civilians have been targeted so as to cause terrible suffering and to try to undermine any possibility of a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The EU expresses its condolences to the Henkin family. The perpetrators of this act must be brought to justice.
The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.
Right now, there are nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.
Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support.
Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Thursday 10/2/2015 - 01;56 GMT
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli couple travelling in a car with their four young children in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli army said, vowing reprisals for the "barbaric attack" amid a spike in tensions.
The couple's children, aged four months to nine years old, were lightly injured in the shooting between the Jewish settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh and taken to hospital.
Seventieth Session, 19th, 20th & 21st Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
As the Palestinian flag was raised outside United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the General Assembly for support to see an independent State of Palestine take its rightful place among the community of nations.
1 October 2015 – The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has condemned a shooting attack that took place today on an Israeli civilian vehicle in the West Bank which resulted in the death of two people and injuries to their four children.
September 2015 – Trends
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October 2015 – Watchlist
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At approximately 3:30pm on Thursday, 24 September 2015, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested two Palestinian minors as they crossed the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The two minors were identified as Hani Abdel Malik Al Sharatha, 17, and Yousef Jom'a Al Tarabin, 16; both are residents of Sha'sha'a neighborhood, east of Jabalia refugee camp. One of them was exposed to abuse and the second is still in Israeli custody.
Once again, violence disrupted life in Ein El Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon. On August 24th, armed clashes erupted between rival armed groups in the Palestinian refugee camp after the assassination of a political leader. The fighting quickly spread and forced camp residents to flee their houses to safety outside the camp.
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The Gaza Blood Bank Society (GBBS) plays a key role during good times and during crises like last year’s war. But war and years of border closures have strained the society’s ability to respond to Gaza’s health needs. “Extra pressure was put on the blood bank, particularly during emergencies. And we were already in desperate need of a better facilities to meet our ever-growing demands,” explains Dr. Ziyad Shaat, director of the blood bank.
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3 Palestinian civilians, including a girl and a deaf young man, were killed in the West Bank
Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
24 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children, were wounded.
4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in various shooting incidents.
Israeli warplanes carried out 5 airstrikes against the north of the Gaza Strip.
In the context of the efforts to help addressing the plight of the refugees in the wider Middle East region, the European Union (EU) announced that it will support Palestine refugees with fresh funding totalling EUR 30 million. This new assistance package announced at the visibility events in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York brings the total EU support provided to UNRWA in 2015 up to EUR 125 million.