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09 May 2017 description

Hafiza Abu Hamdi, a 63-year-old Palestine refugee, has been living in Beddawi camp since she and her family were displaced from Tel Zaatar camp in Beirut, which was destroyed during the Lebanese Civil War in 1976. She lives with two of her daughters; her husband has died and the rest of her daughters and sons are married. Hafiza cares for one of her daughters, 37-year-old Inaam; Inaam was born with cerebral palsy, which significantly limits her movement and affects her bodily functions.

08 May 2017 description

On 19 April 2017, Civil Administration personnel arrived at the Badu al-Baba community which is located near al-‘Eizariyah, northeast of Jerusalem. They demolished a 45-square-meter pre-fab which had been donated by an aid agency and served as home to a family of seven, including two minors. The family’s previous home was demolished by the authorities on 26 January 2017. The Badu al-Baba community has a population of approximately 350, about half of them minors. They live in an area designated by the Israeli authorities as Area E1.

08 May 2017 description
report Qatar Charity

As part of its comprehensive care program, QC office in the Gaza strip implements a medical examination project for its sponsored orphans in all Gaza Strip governorates to ensure the safety of all orphans and alleviate their families suffering.

07 May 2017 description



This report analyses data collected from three distinct refugee groups in Lebanon: Syrian refugees; Palestine refugees from Syria; and Palestine refugees in Lebanon – most of whom have been in the country for many decades. This is the frst in what will be a series of three data collection rounds looking at refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).

07 May 2017 description

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continue to violate rights of civilians in Gaza by denying freedom of movement to patients in need of access to hospitals outside of Gaza. The Israeli restrictions exacerbate the fragile public health conditions in Gaza, putting patients at risk from imminent death, and subjecting them and their companions to extortion and arrest. In a recent incident, a patient died after being denied access to a hospital outside Gaza. In a separate incident a patient companion has been arrested at the Erez crossing into Israel.

06 May 2017 description
report Middle East Quartet

Executive Summary

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians can only be brought to an end through a negotiated final status agreement. In the interim, in order to benefit Palestinians (and indirectly Israelis) and to support renewed final status negotiations, it is essential that progress be made on the ground. Economic progress is central to improving the daily lives of Palestinians and can support greater independence; however, it cannot replace final status negotiations.

05 May 2017 description

Good Afternoon, High Representative Mogherini,

Foreign Minister Brende,

Palestinian Ministers Bishara, Ghneim and Milhem

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi of Israel,

Distinguished guests,

I am grateful to Norway and the EU for convening and chairing this important forum. I join others in welcoming Jason Greenblatt and wish him and all of us success.

Given the limited time, I will restrict my remarks to only the most pressing issues.

04 May 2017 description

Latest developments

On 3 May, Israel expanded the finishing zone along the southern Gaza coast from six to nine nautical miles until 7 June.

Biweekly highlights

04 May 2017 description

On 17 April 2017, Aya Khalil Abu Metalq, five, from Abasan Al Kabera in east Khan Younis died after her request to exit Gaza for medical treatment in East Jerusalem was denied by Israeli authorities. Al Mezan Center for Human Rights strongly condemns Israel’s practices and policies that form the basis of its closure of Gaza, and which hinder and prevent access of medical patients to adequate medical care.

04 May 2017 description

On 16 April 2017, the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) shut down due to a lack of fuel. Gaza thus lost 60 megawatts of electricity or roughly thirty per cent of the energy normally available in the Strip. Prior to this cut, electricity available to Gaza was already less than half of the estimated requirement (210 MW provided as opposed to 450 MW demand). The current crisis has serious implications on the health, water and sanitation sectors and will have a cumulative impact on the overall humanitarian situation.

04 May 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan had committed USD 8 million to support the Ministry of Finance and Planning overcome its difficult financial situation through the World Bank’s Palestinian Recovery and Development Plan Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PRDP-MDTF) and the fund was successfully transferred to Palestine on April 25th . This part is of Japan’s contribution of USD 47 million under its supplementary budget. The contribution comes at a time when budgetary assistance is urgently needed in order to maintain stability and advance policy agenda in a consistant manner.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 May 2017 description

Norhan Abu Sharekh, a Palestine refugee, lives with her six-member family in Gaza City. After completing her university studies in Business Administration, she received a six-month placement as a human resources assistant with the UNRWA Gaza Field Office through the Agency’s Job Creation Programme (JCP).

“Four months ago, after I was interviewed, I started working in the human resources department,” explains Norhan. “My main task is responding to over-the-phone or in-person staff inquiries. Every day, my colleague and I deal with at least 80 staff inquiries.”

03 May 2017 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable population; 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.