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06 Feb 2017 description

The Swiss Confederation, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has signed a multi-year agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) totaling CHF 75.5 million (approximately US$ 73.7 million) that will go towards the Agency’s core programmes and services – including education, health care, relief and social services and protection – over the 2017-2020 period.

06 Feb 2017 description

Jerusalem, 6 February 2017

"I am concerned by the scheduled vote on the so-called “Regularisation Bill” as it would enable the continued use of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

If adopted into law, it will have far reaching legal consequences for Israel and greatly diminish the prospects for Arab-Israeli peace. The bill has been deemed unconstitutional by the Attorney General of Israel and is in contravention of international law.

I urge Israeli legislators to reconsider this move.

06 Feb 2017 description

On 31 January 2017, the Palestinian Council of Ministers issued a decision to hold local elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on 13 May 2017. The decision assigned the Central Elections Commission (CEC) to carry out the necessary preparations to start the elections and the Minister of Local Government to follow up the elections' preparations and process.

04 Feb 2017 description
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February 4th , 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has recently procured high-tech medical equipment for the Al-Shifaa Medical Complex's specialized surgery building, to be used in cardiothoracic surgeries.

According to Dr. Raed Al-Oraini, Head, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Al-Shifaa Medical Complex, this is the first time in history that such a major endoscopic operation is performed by a local surgical team to remove pulmonary cysts for an 80-year- old at Gaza's public hospitals.

04 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (3 February 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk has called on the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly to explore effective diplomatic and political measures to ensure Israeli compliance with Security Council resolution 2334, which affirms that all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory constitute a flagrant violation of international law.

03 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Launch of Soura wa Hikaya photographic exhibition and book

Beirut, February 3, 2017 – The Soura wa Hikaya photographic exhibition was opened today at the Madina Theatre with the participation of 70 adolescent boys and girls from Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Iraq. The exhibition brings together the photography and reporting produced by the youths participating in a programme implemented by Zakira NGO in partnership with UNICEF.

03 Feb 2017 description

Ref: 12 (published February 1, 2017)

Summary: December 2016

Lack of access through Erez crossing

  • High volume of permit requests: In the last two months permit applications increased 20% over the previous month due largely to a high number of repeat applications from patients who were denied or had no response in previous months.

03 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and December, 362,376 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 53% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

02 Feb 2017 description
report World Vision

By Kevin Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vision International

Today, Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision staff member, pled not guilty to all charges made against him.

World Vision condemns any diversion of aid funding and strongly condemns any act of terrorism or support for those activities. None of the allegations against Mohammad El Halabi have been tested in an open court, and we support the ongoing presumption of his innocence.

02 Feb 2017 description

On Sunday, 15 January 2017, laborers began uprooting olive trees and leveling land near the Palestinian villages of ‘Azzun and a-Nabi Elyas in Qalqilya District, under the supervision of Civil Administration (CA) personnel. This work is being carried out as part of the decision made by the military and the CA to build a bypass road to replace the section of Route 55 that runs through a-Nabi Elyas. Route 55 originally served as the main link between Nablus and Qalqilya and was one of the major traffic arteries in the West Bank.

02 Feb 2017 description
  • Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Jenin Refugee camp

  • 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank

  • Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea.

  • Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

  • 43 civilians, including a child, were arrested in the West Bank.

  • 6 of them were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

01 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,670
Refugees and migrants accommodated in the Vathy Reception and Identification Centre (as of 31 December)

603
Beds available in the Vathy Reception and Identification Centre

46
Persons with specific needs accommodated by UNHCR/partners in alternative facilities

16
Unaccompanied children accommodated by UNHCR/METAdrasi

01 Feb 2017 description

SG/SM/18425

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

We are concerned over recent announcements by the Israeli Government to advance over 5,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Feb 2017 description
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Greek version

Key Facts

2,200 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 27 January 2017)

1,282 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 27 Jan., including 152 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,350 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 27 January) including:

317 in closed reception facilities

01 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Japan

Today, January 31st,2017, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA, visited Sebastiya in Nablus Governorate to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

31 Jan 2017 description

In brief

SEFSec survey

In the third quarter of 2016, the SEFSec full report was finalised, printed out and released. PCBS issued a press release on 17th of October. Copy of the document is available at the FSS website. This event is the final step related to the last edition of the SEFSec survey. The full report will further contribute to inform food security analysis and programming in the country.

31 Jan 2017 description
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CBPF CONTRIBUTIONS - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF ALLOCATIONS - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF Overview - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF Project Summary - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF VS HRP - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.

CBPF Contributions

CBPFs allow governments and private donors alike to pool their contributions to support specific emergencies. They ensure that timely, coordinated and principled funding is available and prioritized at the local level by those who are closest to people in need. CBPFs increase predictability of funding and involve frontline responders, including national and local NGOs, in the planning and delivery of humanitarian response. The following are paid contributions and commitments made to CBPFs by year.