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23 May 2015 description
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Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee May 27, 2015

JERUSALEM, May 21, 2015 - Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The report will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, at the bi-annual meeting in Brussels on May 27, 2015.

22 May 2015 description

The Agency is in the process of allocating housing units in the Khan Younis Rehousing Project to selected refugee families. The project, funded by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent with US$ 19.7 million, offers 600 housing units in total. Large numbers of Palestinian shelters in Gaza have been either damaged in repeated armed conflicts or have deteriorated due to widespread poverty and the related limited access to financial means to repair them and the required construction material due to the Israeli imposed blockade on Gaza since 2007.

22 May 2015 description

UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, continuing a second round of food assistance for civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

UNRWA personnel established a distribution point in Yalda, serving displaced civilians in the three areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham, to the south-east of Yarmouk. A total of 1200 families were provided with food parcels and 3000 packets of bread were distributed.

22 May 2015 description
report Trócaire

By Emmet Sheerin, Trócaire Campaigns Officer

If your home was set to be demolished and your village wiped-off the map, what would you do? Where would you go? How would you live?

These are the questions being asked right now in Susiya, a rural Palestinian community in the West Bank. The village of Susiya, with a population of around 340, is in imminent threat of demolition by the Israeli military.

21 May 2015 description

UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, continuing a second round of food assistance for civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

20 May 2015 description

UNRWA continued humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, continuing a second round of food assistance for civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

  • UNRWA personnel established a distribution point in Yalda, serving displaced civilians in the three areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham, to the south-east of Yarmouk. A total of 1,200 families were provided with food parcels and 3,000 packets of bread were distributed.

20 May 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 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.

19 May 2015 description
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SC/11900

7446th Meeting (PM)
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With the Middle East facing a complicated and vicious tide of terror and extremism, it was even more critical for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a two-State solution and end actions that imperilled it, the incoming Special Coordinator for peace in the region told the Security Council this afternoon.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

19 May 2015 description

UNRWA continued humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, initiating a second round of food assistance for civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

  • UNRWA personnel established a distribution point in Yalda today, serving displaced civilians in the three areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham, to the south-east of Yarmouk. A total of 1,111 families were provided with food parcels and 3,000 packets of bread were distributed.

18 May 2015 description

UNRWA continued humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today. The UNRWA team provided essential health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements contributed by WFP and UNICEF. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

15 May 2015 description

More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance. For a more detailed overview, see the Agency's 2015 Syria regional crisis response here. This monthly update covers UNRWA efforts in April 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS

14 May 2015 description

For Palestinians, 2015 marks the 67th year of forced displacement from, and within, their ancestral homeland. This ongoing Nakba (‘catastrophe’) continues to be perpetuated through Israel’s denial of the Palestinian refugees’ Right of Return, the right to self-determination, and various other Israeli policies, which give rise to forced displacement, including forcible transfer as a grave breach of international law.

13 May 2015 description

UNRWA continued humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today. The UNRWA team provided essential health services, vaccinations and child nutritional supplements contributed by WFP and UNICEF. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

Situation Report

12 May 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 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.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.

9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.

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11 May 2015 | Issue 26

UNRWA continued humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today. The UNRWA team provided essential health services, vaccinations and child nutritional supplements contributed by WFP and UNICEF. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

12 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 27 April, the summary of the UN Board of Inquiry report on Gaza was released and included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s condemnation of the Israeli strikes on seven UNRWA schools in Gaza during last summer’s conflict “as a matter of the utmost gravity”, restating the inviolability of UN premises.