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26 Aug 2016 description

On behalf of UNRWA Spokesperson Chris Gunness

UNRWA has not been given an opportunity to review the evidence but we have seen the explanation on the Israeli Military Advocate General’s website. In the circumstance it is therefore impossible for us to make specific comments about the way the case has been conducted.

26 Aug 2016 description

Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, the Gaza Strip experienced the deadliest and most devastating round of hostilities since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967; two years on, most people and institutions are still struggling to cope with their immense losses, reports the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Besides the massive damage to the enclave’s infrastructure – including hospitals, water and electricity networks, and streets – some 12,500 housing units were totally destroyed and around 6,500 …

26 Aug 2016 description

This week, the Danish Refugee Council held an open medical day in Amman, Jordan for Syrian and Jordanian families.

More than 450 people attended the open medical day this week at the Danish Refugee Council Tarabot Community Centre, held in collaboration with the Institute of Family Health of Nour alHussien Foundation (IFH).

26 Aug 2016 description

On the day marking two years since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the occupation began in 1967, 16 heads of United Nations agencies in Palestine call for the uninterrupted and predictable flow of material and increased funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza’s 1.9 million residents.

26 Aug 2016 description
infographic UN Country Team in the oPt

Two years after the end of the most devastating round of hostilities in the Gaza Strip since 1967, signicant progress has been made in the reconstruction. However, addressing outstanding needs will require greater uninterrupted ow of material, new funding, as well as renewed emphasis on sectors that are vital to economic recovery.

26 Aug 2016 description

Two years have passed since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967. During those 51 days, at least 2,220 people were killed, of which 1,460 are believed to be civilians, including 11 United Nations (UN) personnel. Another 11,231 people were injured, of whom 899 people were permanently disabled. Children accounted for more than a quarter of all deaths and a third of those injured.

26 Aug 2016 description

In response to a question raised at the Noon briefing on the Israeli investigations into events in Gaza in 2014, the Spokesman had the following to say after briefing:

26 Aug 2016 description

Approximately 1.8 million people live in the Gaza Strip. After almost a decade of siege and repeated rounds of bombardments, the economic situation is on the verge of collapse. The unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world, civilian infrastructure is in ruins, water supply is contaminated, and poverty is widespread.

26 Aug 2016 description

Ramallah, August 11, 2016—Israel’s parliament approved a new law last week enabling Israeli authorities to imprison minors as young as 12 years old when convicted of serious violent crimes.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • In July, WFP assisted 686,597 people: 639,540 Syrian refugees, 19,584 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 265 Lebanese and Syrians through livelihood activities. 27,208 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).

  • Preliminary results of the 2016 “Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees” highlight sustained food insecurity among refugees.

  • The #ShareTheMeal campaign ended after raising an additional USD 500,000.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

680,099 Syrian refugees assisted

20,435 Palestinian refugees from Syria assisted

USD634 million injected into the local economy

445 contracted shops throughout Lebanon

1 in 5 people in Lebanon is a registered Syrian refugee

FIRST ASSISTANCE IN SYRIA REGIONAL RESPONSE BASED ON VULNERABILITY TARGETING

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

65,285 Syrian and Palestinian refugees presently assisted in communities

117,168 registered refugees as of June 2016

USD 112 million worth of vouchers distributed to date

1st TARGETED assistance in Syria Emergency response

1st FOOD VOUCHER Programme for WFP in Egypt

FOOD VOUCHER

Considering the generous donor contributions, voucher value returned to its initially planned full value

25 Aug 2016 description

On Thursday evening, 25 August 2016, the doors to run for local council elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will be closed according to the timeline by the Central Elections Commission (CEC) that monitors the local elections scheduled on 08 October.

The candidates should submit their final electoral lists no later than 00:00 today. The doors to run for elections were opened on 16 August for 10 days.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

6.6 million IDPs inside Syria

5,857,115 Assisted in Syria and the Region

4.8 million Refugees in the Region

25 Aug 2016 description

·Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

  • A Palestinian civilian was killed on "Yitzhar" settlement bypass road, south of Nablus.

  • 12 civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and 4 others, including a child, in the Gaza Strip.

·Israeli warplanes conducted 60 airstrikes on many areas in the Gaza Strip

24 Aug 2016 description

Jerusalem, 24 August 2016

United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Robert Piper met today with the Chairman of the Central Elections Commission (CEC), Dr. Hanna Nasir to discuss the latest preparations for the upcoming local council elections scheduled to take place on 8 October 2016 and issued the following statement:

24 Aug 2016 description

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 16:19 GMT

The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

It did not give details of ongoing investigations but said three soldiers had been charged with looting and related offences.

Among the cases where no wrongdoing was found, it said in a 21-page report, was the shelling of a United Nations school in the southern Gaza town of Rafah in which 10 people died.

24 Aug 2016 description
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MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2015 the shelter response reached 129,645 beneficiaries using various shelter solutions. These included:

24 Aug 2016 description

On a hot July morning, Mohammad-Raddi Henawi stands at the whiteboard at the front of the classroom of Al-Neirabeen School, working on a math equation. He is one of the thousands of displaced Palestine refugee children attending the UNRWA summer learning programme that prepares students to resume their schooling in the fall.