- OCHA: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 26 January – 2 February
- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 129, 26 January – 2 February 2016
- UNICEF: State of Palestine: Humanitarian Situation Report #12, 18 Jan 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 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
Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Sunday 2/7/2016 - 11:57 GMT
A man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier on Sunday in the southern city of Ashkelon before being shot was a Sudanese national who has since died of his wounds, police said.
Police initially said the incident near a bus station was suspected to be part of a wave of Palestinian knife, gun and car-ramming attacks that erupted in October. The motive for the stabbing is now unclear.
Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Saturday 2/6/2016 - 20:06 GMT
The Israeli army Saturday said it was lifting a blockade imposed on the West Bank town of Qabatiya, from where Palestinians carried out a Jerusalem attack that killed a policewoman.
"Based on an assessment of the situation, it was decided to lift the blockade of Qabatiya," a military spokeswoman told AFP.
Three men from Qabatiya, near Jenin, on Wednesday attacked police with guns and knives outside Jerusalem's Old City, killing a female officer and wounding another before being shot dead.
Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Saturday 2/6/2016 - 17:41 GMT
The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
"In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement.
Hebron, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Friday 2/5/2016 - 18:31 GMT
A Palestinian teenager threw a petrol bomb at Israeli soldiers in the south of the occupied West Bank and was shot dead on Friday, the Israeli military said.
At least two Palestinians threw a Molotov cocktail at a military jeep on patrol close to Halhul north of the West Bank city of Hebron, a military spokeswoman said.
Responding to an "immediate threat", the soldiers fired on them, killing one. The other was arrested, she said.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP addresses urgent food needs, resilient livelihoods, economic activity and emergency preparedness. Supporting enhanced food security is a task shared by the Palestinian Authority, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA) and WFP, with close links to activities of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and other partners.
West Bank/East Jerusalem
- 25 families have been provided with post-demolition emergency shelter assistance.
- Demolitions of residential structures in January represent a 193% increase on the monthly average in 2015 and a 200% increase in donor-funded structures. 7,000 people are at risk of demolition or displacement and 61 communities are at risk of forcible transfer.
Flow Monitoring: As of 02 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 3,765 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 26 January-02 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.
See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.
257,250 households - Lebanese (15%), Syrians (79%), and Palestinian (6%) - were identified as economically vulnerable and exposed to cold and therefore prioritized to receive assistance in the Interagency Winter Support Plan for 2015/2016 that started in November. Due to their social and economic conditions, those families needed extra support to survive the harsh winter conditions.
4 February 2016 – An international conference on war-torn Syria in London today pledged a record $10 billion after United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laid out three main objectives: raising $7 billion in immediate humanitarian aid, mustering long-term support, and protecting civilians.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 59 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. This contribution was confirmed through three agreements that were signed in London by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director H.H. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on 4 February 2016.
Workshop Report Istanbul- 5-7th December 2015 By: The Humanitarian Forum
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Life distributes winter coats to children and orphans in Palestine
Life staff in Nazareth distributed winter coats in the 48 regionin Alut, Yaffa-Nazareth, Areena, Shafa Amru and the Jordan River Valley. In the West Bank in Dhul Karim Camp, Nur-Shams Camp, Kafr Raman, Jalut, Dhul Karim city, Dir Ghassan, Seeda, Anupta, Kufr Jamal, Danba, Khittabah, Ateel, Qalqiliah, Jenin, Qalqiliah orphanage, Arabic Khul Karim orphanage, Red Crescent orphanage and Jenin camp
(Gaza – 2/2/2016): PRCS received ten ambulances donated by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS). The ambulances will be distributed to the five Emergency Medical Centers run by PRCS in the Gaza Strip.
The ambulances, which arrived at Karm Abou Salem Crossing Point to the South of the Gaza Strip, were originally donated by IRCS in the aftermath of the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in 2014. However, they only reached the Gaza Strip at the beginning of 2016 due to Israeli impediments which prevented their earlier delivery.
Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Thursday 2/4/2016 - 19:44 GMT
by Mike Smith
A court sentenced two young Israelis to life and 21 years in prison Thursday for the 2014 burning alive of a Palestinian teenager.
The sentencing came amid a wave of Palestinian stabbings, shootings and car-rammings that erupted in October, including an attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday that killed a policewoman.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces nearly $601 million in new humanitarian funding for Syria and neighboring countries
Relief agencies reach four besieged areas with emergency food and other humanitarian assistance since January
Ground conflict and aerial bombardment displace nearly 472,000 people between April and December 2015
Health teams vaccinate 3 million children across Syria against polio in 2015
4 February 2016 – Heads of State and Government met in London today at an international conference on Syria, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laying out three main objectives: raising $7 billion in immediate humanitarian aid, mustering long-term support, and protecting civilians.
Thank you Rouba (Mhaissen); we are listening carefully to you.
Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you to the Governments of the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Germany and Norway for co-hosting this important event with the United Nations.
Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt
5 Palestinian civilians were killed, 3 of whom were killed in occupied Jerusalem in one incident.
20 Palestinian civilians, including an Israeli human rights activist and 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces continued to open fire at areas along the Gaza Strip borders, but no casualties were reported.
Reporting period: 26 January - 2 February 2016 Latest Developments (outside of the reporting period):
On 3 February, Palestinians carried out a stabbing and shooting attack in East Jerusalem resulting in the killing of an Israeli policewoman and of the three suspected perpetrators; at least one additional policewoman was injured.
26 January –2 February 2015 | Issue 129