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10 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Purpose

UN-Habitat City Profiles are formulated to offer a cross-sectoral perspective on urban vulnerabilities that will inform interventions by local authorities, humanitarian agencies and others to alleviate poverty. They also aim at contributing to an analytical knowledge base that will facilitate nuanced medium to long term public sector planning and investment agendas.

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09 Dec 2016 description

December 9, 2016- In marking International Human Rights Defenders Day, the undersigned organizations commend the work of all human rights defenders working for justice globally, stand in solidarity with them, and highlight the case of individuals and organizations focused on Palestine. Human rights defenders advocating and working on Palestinian human rights around the world are facing intensifying threats and are increasingly targeted for their work.

09 Dec 2016 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank announced last week a donation of US$ 32 million provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to address several infrastructure needs in UNRWA schools and health centres in the West Bank.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11870

Seventy-first Session, 56th & 57th Meetings (AM & PM)

Tasked with addressing and alleviating the largest scale of human suffering — 130 million dependent on aid for survival — since the founding of the United Nations, the General Assembly took up a plethora of humanitarian issues today, adopting five resolutions on a sector whose workers were increasingly in demand and danger.

08 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank
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Jerusalem, December 4, 2016 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Friday, December 2, 2016 a US$5 million grant to support ongoing efforts to increase job opportunities for Palestinian graduates.

The additional financing for the Education to Work Transition (E2WT) project will focus on improving the employability of Palestinian students graduating from tertiary education institutions, thus improving their job prospects as well.

08 Dec 2016 description
  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

    • A Palestinian civilian was wounded in the east of Gaza City, while another was wounded in the east of Bethlehem.
  • Israeli forces conducted 49 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 10 ones in occupied Jerusalem.

    • 51 civilians, including 4 children, were arrested.
    • Sixteen of them, including 2 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea.

08 Dec 2016 description

Gaza Strip, 06 December 2016 – As part of the continuing efforts to support the education sector in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Bank of Palestine and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) celebrated the opening of three governmental schools in Gaza, providing improved access to educational facilities to over 3000 students.

07 Dec 2016 description

For women young and old, being disfigured or maimed by conflicts in Middle East is a stain that stigmatises them for life

By Lin Taylor

AMMAN, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ahzan was shopping in a market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad when an explosion ripped through the street, lifting her off her feet and shattering her lower body.

As the dust settled, Ahzan saw parts of her body strewn across the ground. The 33-year-old's left leg was so badly injured, the doctors had no choice but to amputate.

07 Dec 2016 description

UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in Lebanon, on 5 December 2016.

07 Dec 2016 description
report Council of Europe

A rapid solution to Gaza's humanitarian crisis is “essential to ensuring stability in the Middle East”, and Council of Europe member States, Israel and the Palestinian authorities should mobilise all efforts to alleviate the humanitarian plight of the population of the Gaza Strip, said the PACE Migration Committee today.

07 Dec 2016 description

“It was late afternoon when my 12-year-old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, a mother of six.

Sitting on the floor of her living room, with two of her children, Mahdiyeh says, “I had asked Rana to buy some vegetables for dinner.”

On 21 February 2016, the double car-bombs that exploded in the market, killing over 120 Syrians and Palestinians and injuring dozens of others, would change Rana’s life forever.

07 Dec 2016 description

The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) has contributed US$ 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help provide urgently needed food assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria. The contribution was detailed in the first cooperation agreement between KSRelief and UNRWA, which was signed in Riyadh on 27 November by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and HE Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief.

07 Dec 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11868
6 DECEMBER 2016

Upon the recommendation of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), the General Assembly adopted 35 resolutions and 2 decisions today, on issues including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and decolonization.

05 Dec 2016 description

Between June and September 2016, over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked to share their views on a range of issues relating to war – in the People on War survey. The results are both reassuring and alarming.

05 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need