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24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted nearly 480,000 food insecure nonrefugees in Gaza and the West Bank in April, through both cash-based transfers (CBT) - using an electronic voucher redeemable in local shops - and in-kind food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those assisted.

18 May 2017 description

Latest developments

On 18 May, an Israeli settler shot and killed a 23-years-old Palestinian man during a protest at Huwwara town (Nablus), and injured a Palestinian photographer, according to initial media reports.

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16 May 2017 description

International Protection to Stop the Ongoing Nakba is Long Overdue

Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network

12 May 2017 description

The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 450,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help provide a better and safer life for Palestine refugee girls in the Gaza Strip. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed earlier today by the UNRWA Director of External Relations and Communications, Francoise Vanni, and the Representative of the Republic of Korea to the Palestinian Authority, Young-Sam Choi, at the UNRWA offices in East Jerusalem.

10 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

● Unless additional funds are provided, fuel reserves for the 186 most critical health, water and sanitation facilities in the Gaza Strip will be exhausted in June.

● Aerial spraying of herbicides along Gaza’s perimeter fence compounds the impact of access restrictions and regular incursions on agricultural livelihoods.

● Construction of a bypass road on Palestinian land in Qaliqliya area is expected to impact on the agricultural and commercial livelihoods of one village.

09 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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1. The present report is the twenty-fifth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004). It provides a review and an assessment of the process of the implementation of the resolution since the report of my predecessor on the subject issued on 21 October 2016 (S/2016/882).

I. Implementation of resolution 1559 (2004)

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

02 May 2017 description

KENYA

SAM is at 4.6% and GAM at 35.6% in Turkana and Marsabit counties – double the emergency thresholds. Current rains mean cholera is expected to increase – it has been reported in Tana River county and in Dadaab refugee camps for the first time this year.

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ETHIOPIA

01 May 2017 description

UN Report: Lack of Progress in Resolving Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Impedes Palestinian Development; Social, Economic and Political Consequences of Crisis in Gaza should not be Underestimated

27 Apr 2017 description
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Press Release - Arabic version

The Palestinian people face an increasingly uncertain political environment, and an economy that is failing to generate the jobs and incomes that are needed to improve living standards. These points have been made at past Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meetings but actions to date have been inadequate. In this report we have again taken stock of progress in addressing past Bank recommendations to the AHLC and while there are developments, overall progress from the GoI and the PA has been minimal, and the core constraints on the economy remain.

25 Apr 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-eighth 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.

24 Apr 2017 description

Fighting increased in Eastern Ghouta, causing major displacement, including for Palestine refugee families. In response to recent developments, UNRWA distributed vital food and non-food assistance to Palestine refugees newly displaced from Qaboun and Barzeh. The Agency also assisted internally displaced Palestine refugees who fled the area of Dera’a to Damascus. To meet the urgent needs of the newly displaced, UNRWA reinforced its contingency stock in Dera’a camp.

20 Apr 2017 description

Latest developments 

  • On 19 April, **a Palestinian man drove his vehicle into an Israeli settler at the Gush Etzion junction (Hebron), injuring him, and was subsequently shot and killed** by Israeli forces, according to Israeli media reports.

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20 Apr 2017 description

Madam President,

Members of the Security Council,

Thank you for this opportunity to again address the Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. I took note of the Presidency’s interest this month in discussing a number of issues pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa region. I will therefore highlight some of them in my presentation and defer to my fellow UN envoys who regularly brief the Council for greater detail on many of these challenges.

Madam President,