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28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 3 April 2016, the Israeli authorities have been preventing the import of cement into Gaza for the private sector, following allegations that a substantial amount had been diverted from its intended legitimate beneficiaries. The controlled import of cement into Gaza for the private sector only resumed in October 2014 as part of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), after a general sweeping ban imposed since the imposition of the blockade in June 2007.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the twenty-sixth submitted pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), paragraph 17, 2165 (2014), paragraph 10, 2191 (2014), paragraph 5, and 2258 (2015), paragraph 5, 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.

26 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Political and armed conflict, civil unrest, an economic crisis and tightened access and movement restrictions have resulted in high-levels of protracted humanitarian needs.

  • Over January-March, WFP assisted 480,000 financially insecure Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers (CBTs) and in-kind food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those assisted.

22 Apr 2016 description

The Real Madrid Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) continue with their project, ‘Social Sports Schools in the ocupied Palestinian territory (Gaza and West Bank)’.

Under this project, which both organizations have developed together since 2011, the Real Madrid Foundation renews its committment to the Palestine refugee children attending UNRWA schools in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

20 Apr 2016 description

Around 60 per cent of the 560,000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria have been displaced throughout the country and further afield as a result of the conflict. Living in a state of uncertainty, the Palestinians in Syria are dependent on humanitarian relief as the protracted crisis has prevented many Syrians and Palestinians from rebuilding their lives. Of the 450,000 Palestine refugees living in Syria today, 280,000 of them have been displaced multiple times.

20 Apr 2016 description
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Background

Protraction and continued vitality of the Syrian crisis has been increasingly forced large groups to experience displacement, and for some multiple displacements. As a consequence, not only displaced are directly affected, but also host and host communities.

19 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12327

7673rd Meeting (AM & PM)
Security Council
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Representatives of Israel, State of Palestine Trade Heated Words in Day-long Debate

The demolition of Palestinian homes and businesses in the West Bank was continuing at an alarming rate and plans for more illegal Jewish settlements in the area cast doubt on Israel’s commitment to a two-State solution, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said this morning at the start of a day-long Security Council open debate on the Middle East.

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.

18 Apr 2016 description

SG/SM/17682-SC/12328

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Security Council’s open debate on the situation in the Middle East, in New York today:

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council on the situation in the Middle East. In just a few days, the Jewish people will celebrate one of Judaism’s most important holidays — Passover. I extend my best wishes to my Jewish friends and colleagues for a happy and peaceful holiday.

18 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

Palestinian Authority Incurs US$285 Million in Annual Fiscal Losses

JERUSALEM, April 18, 2015 – A new World Bank report estimates that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is losing US$285 million in revenues annually under the current economic arrangements with the Government of Israel. The report states that these revenues can significantly ease the Authority’s fiscal stress.

14 Apr 2016 description

UN Report Warns Current Negative Trends on the Ground are Imperiling the Viability of a Two-State Solution

12 Apr 2016 description

Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.

12 Apr 2016 description

CHANGES IN CONTEXT

The humanitarian situation continued to worsen over the course of 2015, due to sustained and intensifying conflict, particularly in Aleppo, Idleb, Hama, Dar’a, Homs, Hassakeh, Raqqa, Rural Damascus, Lattakia and Deir Ez Zor governorates. This is impacting the civilian population, leading to unprecedented levels of humanitarian and protection needs. These needs are projected to grow as the conflict endures.

11 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Relative calm during the reporting period in several parts of the country has enabled a positive trend in overall access to people in need, even as outbreaks of violence in some locations have resulted in further displacement of local civilian populations.

11 Apr 2016 description
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UN releases findings of major survey on internally displaced persons in the Gaza Strip: 75,000 still in need of homes

Jerusalem, 11 April 2016 - Today, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) released the findings of an unprecedented profiling exercise of Palestinian families internally displaced in the Gaza Strip as a result of the 2014 escalation of hostilities.