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World Vision delivers emergency supplies to children and families affected by violence in East Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

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World Vision
Heartbreaking reports of death and destruction are pouring out of Jerusalem, where violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians. (Click here for a link to a telephone interview, prepared for radio by Standard News Network, with Mary Kate MacIsaac, one of our Jerusalem staff.)
In response to the crisis, World Vision is delivering emergency medical kits, food and other relief aid to children and families affected by the turmoil in East Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza. Our goal is to raise $80,000 in the next several days.

Your gift of $50 will provide food for

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The community based rehabilitation program

The Community Based Rehabilitation program in UPMRC is considered one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the country. The program aims foremost at achieving full social integration of disabled persons into their own communities by maximum utilization of existing community resources. The concept is based on providing opportunities for disabled people at equal footing with other community members. The rehabilitation program was established in the late eighties as one of the major activities within UPMRC strategy to provide essential health services
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Humanitarian Update on Gaza Strip and West Bank Issue No. 1

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Occupied Palestinian territory: UNRWA Emergency Appeal Progress Report 9 (1-31 Aug 2001)

Background
During August security conditions continued to deteriorate, with rising numbers of deaths and injuries and damage to property. UNRWA's West Bank field staff reported the greatest difficulties of mobility and access since the start of the crisis. Numerous confrontations and reprisals at various locations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip culminated on 27 August in a major incursion by Israeli forces into Beit Jala and the fringes of Aida refugee camp in the West Bank. In the Gaza Strip, from 28 August the main Khan Younis to Rafah road was closed for three days
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Al Mawasi Region - Occupied Palestinian territory

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Report on UNCTAD's assistance to the Palestinian people

Executive summary
Critical developments in the Palestinian economy during 2000-2001 have exposed long-standing structural weaknesses, which have been aggravated by sharp declines and widespread disruption in economic activity over the period. A high and volatile rate of unemployment, a chronic trade deficit and a widening gap between investment needs and national savings reflect persistent imbalances, which have been reasserted during the recent crisis. While some significant structural changes have occurred over the decade, these were not paralleled by notable improvement
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Palestine crisis relief programme (PCRP) Update 8

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Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief Continues Its Support To Crisis-Torn Palestine with a US$1.1 Million Relief Programme
From October 2000, Islamic Relief's Palestine Office has been responding to the deepening tragedy that has engulfed the people of Gaza Strip and The West Bank by implementing a comprehensive emergency aid programme. To date, the assistance has included:
  • Over 780 tonnes of food to vulnerable families
  • Over US$ 625,000 in medical and rehabilitation equipment for over-stretched hospitals and clinics across Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
In late September
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Palestine Red Crescent Society Lebanon and Syria branches Appeal No. 01.69/2001 Programme Update No. 1


Appeal Target CHF 3,402,499
Period covered: 01 January - 30 June 2001

(Last Programme Update issued: 02 January 2001 )

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 14.4%

Related Appeals: 01.64/01 MENA: regional programme

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,910,848

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WFP launches emergency operation to help Palestinians pushed to brink of food crisis

Rome - The UN World Food Programme today launched an emergency operation to assist 270,000 Palestinians no longer able to meet their food needs because of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Over the next six months, WFP will require some US$ 11.5 million to provide 26,000 metric tons of food aid to the poorest and most needy Palestinians, in particular daily labourers who have lost their jobs as a direct consequence of the Israeli security restrictions.

"The Israeli blockade has had a serious impact on many poor Palestinians in Gaza Strip and the West Bank

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ACT as focal point for humanitarian assistance

Action by Churches Together (ACT) International should remain the focal point for the humanitarian assistance in the Palestinian Territories, Rev. Dr. Konrad Raiser, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, said at an international ecumenical consultation on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The 50 participants have started a joint process of ecumenical planning and strategizing for a concerted international response.
Raiser stressed the importance of utilizing the existing structures for responding to the crisis. He pointed out that
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Occupied Palestinian territory: New UNRWA distribution centre opens

UNRWA Press Release S/11/2001
Surrounded by a crowd of Palestine refugees from the Husseinieh community, on 8 August His Excellency, Mr Kishichiro Amae, the Ambassador of Japan to Syria, officially opened the blue doors of UNRWA's new distribution centre, from which food support will be provided to hundreds of vulnerable Palestinians.

The centre, a large white building stacked with flour, rice, sugar and other essentials, was financed by a contribution from Japan at a cost of US$ 24,260. It will help feed refugees in special

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Occupied Palestinian territory: UNRWA opens Japanese-funded MCH extension in Jabal Hussein camp

UNRWA Press Release J/7/2001
AMMAN - UNRWA today officially opened an extension to its mother-and-child health (MCH) clinic at Jabal Hussein camp, which was constructed through a contribution of some $45,000 from the Japanese Embassy in Amman.

In a ceremony held this morning at the centre, Japan's Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Seiken Sugiura, who was on a short visit to Jordan, together with UNRWA's Deputy Commissioner-General, Karen Koning AbuZayd, inaugurated the extension. Present at the ceremony

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Israeli police arrest sixteen UPMRC first aid workers

This Friday morning, Israeli soldiers and border police arrested sixteen young UPMRC First Aid workers on their way to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where they regularly offer First Aid services during large gatherings for prayers on Fridays and religious holidays. The First Aid workers, who are all young residents of Jerusalem, were stopped by Israeli police at the entrance to the mosque compound, arrested, and taken to the police headquarters in Al-Qishleh, where they are currently being detained and interrogated.
UPMRC First Aid teams work every Friday
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Hebron city rule, Israel

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.