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27 Nov 2014 description

Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an Emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours. No casualties or injuries have been reported, however hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around the Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes. One UNRWA school and an UNRWA Collective Centre in Gaza City have been affected by the rising waters.

27 Nov 2014 description

11/27/2014 - 11:02 GMT

by Hazel Ward and Mai Yaghi

As the wind whistles through gaping holes in her ruined house, 62-year-old Suad al-Zaza and her daughter huddle together for warmth on a bed made of a wooden door laid on breeze blocks.

"I wake up cold, I sleep on the bed, afraid that it will break. I'm covered with two blankets that we were given," she says as rain drips through the ceiling inside the wreckage of her home in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood.

26 Nov 2014 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11592
Sixty-ninth session,
60th & 61st Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Offering a range of solutions for moving the Middle East peace process forward, while regretting the steps backward due to escalation of violence in recent months, the General Assembly adopted six draft resolutions today by recorded vote on the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East overall.

25 Nov 2014 description

Amman

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the leading pharmaceuticals company in Jordan, is donating over 200,000 bottles of the antibiotic Amoxicillin, in addition to the cardiovascular medications Amlodipine and Blopress, to help Palestinians in the Gaza strip who were affected by the July-August conflict in Gaza. Donations were made by both Hikma Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary the Arab Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company (APM).

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

Introduction

  1. This ninth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), 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.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

20 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP food reaches 60,000 besieged civilians in Homs, Syria.

  • Food deliveries to Al Hasakeh through Nusaybin corridor underway for second consecutive month.

  • WFP supports Government of Lebanon's assistance to vulnerable Lebanese

  • WFP to expand assistance to non-camp refugees in Turkey.

  • Iraq’s Akre and Darashakran camps to transition to voucher assistance.

20 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

Shelter

  • 96,147 individuals have benefitted from the shelter response so far in 2014 including the ongoing operation and maintenance of UNRWA shelters for Palestinian refugees

  • The 2014 shelter response is on-going as planned taking into consideration the accessibility of areas, general volatility of the operational context and funding availability

  • In addition, the sector is called to respond to local emergencies, e.g. to provide adequate space for the IDPs moving out of collective shelters

20 Nov 2014 description

Dead Sea, Jordan

The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, has said that “the pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope”, he added, “in this most unstable region - can only and must be brought about by resolute political action”. He was speaking at the Agency’s Advisory Commission at the Dead Sea, which brings together donor governments and host authorities

20 Nov 2014 description

In this issue: The health response to the crises in the Gaza Strip, the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq, the adoption of the Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action for Disaster Risk Management and the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Gaza Strip

Situation highlights

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

On 28 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl addressed a conference in Berlin on the Syrian refugee situation, hosted by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his address, Mr. Krähenbühl emphasized the unique vulnerability of Palestine refugees in Syria and neighbouring countries. To read the full speech, please click here.

18 Nov 2014 description

Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014

Welcome

Mr. Chairman; Mr. Vice-Chairman; Distinguished Delegates; Colleagues,

17 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11649
7312th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

A spike in violence in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel showed once more that Palestinians and Israelis must make hard the compromises needed for a sustainable peace, a top political affairs official told the Security Council this morning.

14 Nov 2014 description
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Key issues

● Attacks by Palestinians kill four Israelis in the West Bank and Israel; 328 Palestinians injured in East Jerusalem.
● 26 structures demolished and some 160 displaced in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
● Three Palestinians injured in the Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip.
● Gaza Power Plant resumes partial operation following the receipt of Qatari funded fuel.
● Israel permits transfer of two shipments of goods to the West Bank.

14 Nov 2014 description
Syria - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000