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23 Mar 2017 description

World Water Day, celebrated on March 22 of every year, was designated by the United Nations to focus on the importance of fresh water and promote the sustainable management of freshwater resources in the world.

23 Mar 2017 description

In the evening hours on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired several artillery shells targeting a group of Palestinian civilians in eastern Rafah. As a result, one child was killed and another person was injured.

23 Mar 2017 description

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in its capacity as Coordinator for the Programme of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has re-programmed and signed a US$40 million agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the revised agreement will now include the shelter repair and reconstruction of at least 1,000 housing units across the Gaza Strip for families whose houses were damaged or destroyed during the 2014 hostilities.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity said it has made significant progress in completing the rehabilitation project for poultry and red meat sector in the Gaza Strip, which was damaged by repeated aggression on the Strip.

The Charity added that the project, which includes the rehabilitation of 536 livestock farms is funded by the GCC program for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, and managed by the Islamic Development Bank, at a cost of up to QR 7 million.

23 Mar 2017 description

Ref: 1 (Published March 23, 2017)

Summary: January 2017

Difficult access through Erez crossing

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

22 Mar 2017 description
report IHH

Israel’s deadly blockade on Gaza has moved to another level. Nowadays humanitarian relief organizations and humanitarian workers engaged with aid to Gaza are blocked through unbelievable accusations and cunning schemes.

22 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council – Session 34

Item 7

General Debate

21 March 2017

Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights

Co-sponsors: Adalah – The Legal Center for the Arab Minority Rights in Israel Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights

Thank you Mr. President,

22 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council – Session 34
Item 7
Interactive Dialogue
20 March 2017
Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights

We thank Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk for his report on the situation of human rights and the growing challenges faced by and critical work of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the oPt “who seek justice in an environment in which human rights are increasingly subverted by a prolonged occupation soon reaching the half-century milestone”.[1]

22 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

By Alison Martin, Simone Klawitter

In the wake of the devastating destruction in Gaza in 2014, the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) was established as a temporary measure to facilitate the entry of construction materials and a range of items classified and treated as ‘dual use’ by Israel.

21 Mar 2017 description

UNRWA noted the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of Damascus. Fighting among all parties to the conflict in the area at the end of February caused large displacement of families, impeded civilian access to live-saving aid and resulted in the deaths of Palestine refugees. UNRWA is closely monitoring the situation and started providing humanitarian assistance to the displaced in February

21 Mar 2017 description

GENEVA (21 March 2017) – Human rights defenders working to draw attention to abuses associated with Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territory are being increasingly targeted as a result of their work, according to a new report from a United Nations human rights expert.

Michael Lynk - the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 - expressed deep concerns about the shrinking space for civil society in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in a statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

20 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-fourth session
27 February-24 March 2017
Agenda items 2 and 7

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

Summary

20 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-fourth session
27 February-24 March 2017
Agenda items 2 and 7

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

Summary

20 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-fourth session
27 February-24 March 2017
Agenda items 7
Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/2 A and Human Rights Council resolution 5/1. The report examines the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, with a particular emphasis on the role and challenges faced by human rights defenders.

I. Introduction

20 Mar 2017 description

Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.

FONCTIONNEMENT DES CBPF

20 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
MORNING
20 March 2017

Holds Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, Followed by a General Debate on the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab Territories