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16 Jun 2017 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability.

15 Jun 2017 description

Lebanon and Yarmouk students ninth-grade exam

For the fourth consecutive year, UNRWA supported the safe passage of 297 Palestine refugee students from Syria and Syrian students coming from Lebanon and Yarmouk to take the national ninth-grade exam, which started on 14 May. From 11 to 26 May, UNRWA accommodated 218 students at the Alliance School and provided them with food, medical consultations, cash assistance, study sessions, psychosocial support counselling, and recreational activities.

15 Jun 2017 description
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IRAQ

Gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence, is a widespread and alarming element of the crisis in Iraq.

A range of gender-based violence and other protection concerns for women and girls exist throughout the country. Priority GBV issues are: Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, including Child Marriage, Sexual Violence, Harassment and Exploitation, ConflictRelated Sexual Violence.

15 Jun 2017 description
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LIBYA

Operating in Libya remains hazardous and unpredictable due to multiple factors including presence of mines and explosive devices, threats of abductions and kidnapping of international personnel, proliferation of armed groups with no clear chain of command, and ongoing conflict and violence.
Following the Sirt military operation by government forces, ISIL lost control of large areas in Libya, yet it still maintains a few cells in different parts of the country, which poses serious threats to the international presence.

15 Jun 2017 description
report Médicos del Mundo

En 2016 se contabilizaron el doble de demoliciones que el año anterior

Médicos del Mundo denuncia el impacto de los derribos de viviendas en la salud mental de la población palestina

El informe que publica la ONG recoge el caso de una escuela de Cisjordania, derribada tres veces en menos de un año

15 Jun 2017 description

Biweekly highlights

Latest Developments:

In a statement issued on 14 June, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Robert Piper, warned of the “disastrous consequences” of a further reduction in the power supply to the Gaza Strip on the living conditions of its two million residents.

15 Jun 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 680,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 18 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, including one to Khan Elshih in which UNRWA and UN agencies reached 5,000 Palestine Refugees and 1,000 Syrian Nationals respectively. In addition, during 2017, 91 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,877.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.

15 Jun 2017 description

For close to 10 years, the people of Gaza have lived under a tight land, air and sea blockade that affects many aspects of their lives. Today, an entire generation of children in Gaza do not know life outside of the Gaza Strip; they have already lived through three armed conflicts, and many of them have suffered the loss of family members, friends and homes. UNRWA estimates that due to the impact of the blockade and recurrent conflicts, approximately 30 per cent of UNRWA students require structured psychosocial interventions.

15 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA (15 June 2017) – The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating to unprecedented levels as new reductions in the already extremely limited power supply have been announced, a United Nations expert has warned.

Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said the situation was “extremely distressing” and getting worse with every passing week.

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In the presence of H.E. Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah, and representatives of various ministries, and United Nations Agencies, the United Nations and the Government of Palestine today signed the second United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the occupied Palestinian territory, covering the period 2018-2022.

15 Jun 2017 description

The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned.

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 14 countries. Agencies reported 681 incidents in eight countries and 26 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in seven countries.

14 Jun 2017 description

It is early morning when 32-year-old Aisha Ibrahim posts an announcement on the wall of the Al-Khalssa School collective shelter in Khan Dunoun camp, south of Damascus. Aisha, a volunteer for the Women’s Committee, is inviting women and girls from the area to attend a seminar on child marriage being held later in the week.

14 Jun 2017 description

On Monday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) held a ‘Students’ Showcase’ ceremony in Beirut to highlight the achievements of students who received scholarships through the UNRWA Scholarships Programme, funded by the European Union.

The ceremony was attended by Dr. Alexis Loeber, Head of the Cooperation Sector at the EU Delegation, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, in addition to UNRWA staff.

13 Jun 2017 description
report European Commission

Marking the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, High Representative Federica Mogherini issued together with her fellow Commissioners responsible for development, humanitarian aid and crisis management, migration, justice and gender equality as well as employment and social affairs a joint statement reaffirming the EU's commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.