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04 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ramp Up Pressure for Accountability on all Sides

(Jerusalem) – Fifty years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it controls these areas through repression, institutionalized discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

04 Jun 2017 description

In the coming days, Palestinians will mark half a century of life under the world’s longest-sustained military occupation in modern history.

Over this period, the effects of the policies of occupation have exacerbated the humanitarian problems facing millions of Palestinians in every aspect of their lives and denying them hope. At the same time, the impact on Israelis affected by continuing insecurity has taken its toll.

01 Jun 2017 description

The Security Council would consider, for the first time, a comprehensive approach to mine action, among a range of priority themes expected to dominate its work this month, Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia), its President for June, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

01 Jun 2017 description

African countries top list of neglected crises

Central African Republic tops the Norwegian Refugee Council´s yearly list of the world´s ten most neglected displacement crises, followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“The international community has not only forgotten these crises, but has never really shown sufficient willingness to contribute to a solution. Many of the displaced people have fled their homes multiple times, and each time they get increasingly vulnerable,” said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.

01 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SDF offensive against ISIS-held parts of Ar Raqqah displaces nearly 160,100 people between April 1 and May 23

  • SDF gains control of Al Thawrah and Tabqa Dam, enabling IDP returns to the area

  • SARG regains control of city of Homs following final evacuations of opposition fighters and their families from the city’s Al Wa’er neighborhood

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In April, WFP reached 764,388 people: 692,107 displaced Syrian refugees; 16,252 Palestinian refugees from Syria; 46,574 recipients were reached through cash for education and 9,457 were reached through school snacks.

  • On April 30th, WFP’s newly appointed Executive Director, David Beasley, conducted meeting with Syrian refugees, President Auon and key donors.

31 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

As the Syrian crisis enters its sixth year, the world is witness to what has been characterized as the largest humanitarian emergency of our time. More than 11 million people have fled their homes, of whom around five million have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Lebanon is hosting 1.5 million refugees from Syria, and 31,500 registered Palestinian refugees from Syria as of December 2016.

31 May 2017 description

UN report: Occupation is the main cause of humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territory

2016 figures indicate fewer fatalities amidst heightened West Bank displacement

As the 50th anniversary of Israeli occupation approaches, OCHA’s 2016 Annual Report for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), released today, underscores that occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian needs in the oPt. The internal Palestinian political divide is also a serious contributing factor.

30 May 2017 description

The Islamic Solidarity Fund of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced that the number of projects approved and executed since its establishment up to 2017 is about 2, 695 projects in the amount of US$249 million. The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen lauded the ongoing generous voluntary contributions by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Turkey.

30 May 2017 description

Introduction

This Supplementary Appeal outlines UNHCR’s expansion plans for the operation in Libya and presents funding requirements to meet the increased humanitarian and protection needs of conflict affected populations, both Libyan and non-Libyan.

29 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-ninth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of 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.

29 May 2017 description
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May 29th, 2017 ― Doha: Within its commitment to serve the refugees in Lebanon, Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) mission in Lebanon launched the fifth phase of its orthopedic surgery project for Syrian and Palestinian children in Tripoli. The activity is part of a project that started in 2016 and will continue along phased intervals.

29 May 2017 description

Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted a ceremony at Deir Qassi School in Saida to recognize the support of the European Union (EU) for Palestine refugee children with disabilities in Lebanon.

With the support of the European Union, UNRWA is working to improve opportunities for children and youth and implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4: to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

29 May 2017 description

Members of the Advisory Committee (AdCom) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees visited to a number of Palestinian refugee camps and UNRWA installations in the West Bank as part of their annual visit.

22 of 25 members participated in the tour, which began with an inspection of the Israeli checkpoint Gilo, located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They were briefed on access restrictions and the limits on freedom of movement.

28 May 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

EIRUT, May 27 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Saturday launched an 'iftar' (Muslim evening meal in Ramadan) campaign and a 'kiswat eid' (feast clothing) campaign in Lebanon.

The first project targets distributing 80,000 iftar meals throughout the holy month of Ramadan at a daily rate of 2,750 meals, said coordinator of the relief works of the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) Youssef Botrous.