- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 180, 31 January – 7 February 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin January 2017
- OCHA Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 24 January – 06 February 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- 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)
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
- Food Security Cluster: State of Palestine
- Human Rights Watch: Israel/Palestine - Events of 2016
1. The present report is the thirty-sixth 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), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2332 (2016) 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.
Today, the Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, and Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Scott Anderson, visited the Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar in Area C, in the immediate outskirts of East Jerusalem.
On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat. As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza Sea, denying them access to their livelihood and free fishing in Gaza Sea.
Ramallah, 22 February 2017
Following the launch of the Palestine National Policy Agenda (NPA) for 2017 – 2022, United Nations Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov made the following statement:
“I congratulate Prime Minister Hamdallah, his government, civil society and the business community for finalising an ambitious policy agenda for Palestine that articulates a strong, clear vision for the Palestinian people.
Earlier today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held an inauguration ceremony in Husn for the newest branch of the Agency’s microfinance programme in Jordan. The branch was inaugurated by UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell, with the Governor of Irbid, officials from the Jordanian Department of Palestinian Affairs, staff from the Agency’s Department of Microfinance and community members in attendance.
Basic Assistance partners have reached more than 220,000 households through different assistance modalities. More than $110 million was injected in local markets through cash assistance for winter between November 2016 and January 2017.
GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Alexandra Spencer, Chloe Parrish and Charlotte Lattimer
Data from aid agencies suggests that, in 2015, at least $1.9 billion was spent on humanitarian assistance in the form of cash-based responses (51% cash and 49% vouchers).
There is currently no systematic tracking of the volume of humanitarian assistance delivered in the form of cash and vouchers. As such, the international system is not ready to report on its cash-related commitments from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain.
HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein applauds partnership founded on shared focus on innovation and impact, and shared passion to inspire and support youth leaders
20 February 2017 - Amman: Samsung Electronics, the global technology giant and partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Generations For Peace, the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the IOC, today renewed their Peace Through Sport partnership for the tenth consecutive year, supporting youth leaders across the Levant region.
The Israeli authorities must repeal the discriminatory Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which continues to bar family reunification for thousands of Palestinians, Amnesty International said today.
Nearly 14 years after the law was adopted as a temporary order, the Israeli authorities can no longer continue to use security grounds to justify institutional racial discrimination.
- News from December and January
- Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020
- The mental hurdles Syrian refugees face in Lebanon
- The trauma of exile: Alaa’s story
Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020
Recurrent armed conflict and ten years of blockade have resulted in persistent humanitarian needs and a shattered economy in Gaza (State of Palestine). Out of the 1.9 million population living there, 81.3 million are currently in need of humanitarian assistance](http://www.ochaopt.org/content/gaza-strip-humanitarian-impact-blockade-november-2016).
COMMITTEE ON THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, 381ST MEETING (PM)
16 FEBRUARY 2017
With prospects for a two-State solution slipping away, a return to meaningful negotiations was more vital than ever, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Palestinian Rights Committee today, as it opened its session for 2017, a year marking 50 years of occupation.
The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Health Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) to improve access to primary health care (PHC) services; OUTCOME 2) to improve access to hospital and advanced referral care; OUTCOME 3) to improve outbreak control; OUTCOME 4) to strengthen key institutions; and OUTCOME 5) to ensure transparency and accountability of health partners
The end year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need.
7885TH MEETING (AM)
16 FEBRUARY 2017
Only Two-State Solution Can Meet Legitimate Aspirations of Both Peoples, He Stresses in Briefing to Security Council
Mr. President, members of the Security Council,
On the night of 8 February, ISIS and its affiliates in the Sinai launched a series of rockets towards the Israeli coastal resort of Eilat. Thankfully, no one was killed or injured in the attack. I unequivocally condemn this act as well as those who inspired, implemented and celebrated it.
I recall this incident because it is a chilling reminder of the need for states to work together and stand firm against terror.
A Palestinian Civilian succumbed to his wounds in the West Bank
- Four Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 2 journalists, in the West Bank.
Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea.
Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border areas, but no casualties were reported.