- OCHA: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 14 - 20 June 2016
- UNICEF: State of Palestine: Humanitarian Situation Report, 17 June 2016
- OCHA: Fragmented Lives Humanitarian Overview 2015, June 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2016
- UNRWA launches annual winter fundraising campaign, #shareyourwarmth
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Fund
- OCHA in oPt
- OCHA Reported Access Incidents of Humanitarian Organizations Database
- OCHA Vulnerability Profile of Palestinian Communities in Area C
- OCHA: Gaza One Year On: Marking One Year Since the 2014 Escalation of Hostilities
- UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
- Amnesty Int'l: The Gaza Platform - An interactive map of Israeli attacks during the 2014 Gaza conflict
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
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.
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.
14 June - 21 June | issue 149
· 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.
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.
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, amounts to € 154,000 and is funded by the European Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag visited on Tuesday the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.