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26 May 2016 description

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

(19– 25 May 2016)

·Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt - A Palestinian girl child was killed at a military checkpoint, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. - 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

26 May 2016 description

Attacks on Health Care

Attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine our long term health development goals.

WHO collaborates closely with others to better understand the problem, bring attention to the issue, and find solutions that can prevent attacks; protect health facilities, workers, transport and supplies; and ensure the continued provision of health care despite such attacks.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12376

7697th Meeting (PM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Majorities Still Want Talks, But Bold Leadership ‘Glaringly Absent’, He Says

Following an invitation by the President of Egypt to mediate between Palestinian factions, and ahead of a Paris meeting to reaffirm commitment to a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process today called upon both sides to “continue the historic step taken towards peace by Israel and Egypt” 37 years ago.

25 May 2016 description
report World Bank

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

i. Lebanon’s political development since independence has been influenced primarily by its evolving confessional system. However, this system, originally established to balance the competing interests of local religious communities, is increasingly seen as an impediment to more effective governance as it has resulted in a paralysis in decision-making and a general hollowing out of the state. Lebanon’s confessional system has also proven extremely vulnerable to external influence, which has bred and exacerbated local conflict and violence.

25 May 2016 description

GENEVA (25 May 2016) - “We are deeply concerned about recent statements made by the authorities in Gaza, including the Attorney General, of their intention to implement a number of death sentences, and fear that the first executions may be imminent. The Gaza authorities’ statements follow the demands of several families for the death penalty to be carried out against individuals accused of killing their relatives.

25 May 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.

25 May 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$1,858.263

Balance Requested: US$1,858.263

Geneva, 24 May, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

25 May 2016 description

ILO calls for renewed efforts to promote peace, decent jobs and social justice for workers of the occupied Arab territories

Applying the principles of social justice and decent work could help to address persistent inequalities, tensions and vulnerability in the West Bank and Gaza.

GENEVA (ILO News) – A continuation of the peace process is a precondition for job and wealth creation, decent work and social justice for all in the occupied Arab territories, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

25 May 2016 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure humanitarian assistance and protection for the most vulnerable among the displaced from Syria and poorest Lebanese; 2) strengthen the capacity of national and local delivery systems to expand access to and quality of basic services; and 3) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Funding shortfalls expected in July will force WFP to suspend in-kind food assistance through the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) in Gaza, affecting 89,000 people, of whom three-quarters are women and children. In April, WFP assisted 480,000 financially insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers (CBTs) and in-kind food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent.

24 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the twenty-seventh 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 the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

24 May 2016 description

Today in Geneva, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched its 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health, which highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates.

24 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

For the seventh decade, UNRWA Health programme continues to deliver comprehensive preventive and curative primary health care (PHC) services to Palestine refugees through a network of 143 primary health care facilities, and helps them access secondary and tertiary health care services. The total number of registered Palestine refugees has reached some 5.7 million, out of whom; about 3.5 million are served at our health centres.

24 May 2016 description

10 fishermen arrested and five boats confiscated west of Beit Lahia

24 May 2016 description

The Zarqa Preparatory Girls’ School No. 1 has become “like a lighthouse for students and the community,” said Asma al-Diqis, the school’s principal.

Al-Diqis is the woman behind a number of initiatives at the school that promote a healthy lifestyle as part of H.M. Queen Rania’s Healthy Schools National Accreditation project, implemented in Jordanian schools by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.