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03 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, and subsequent Israeli Air Force airstrikes in response, were reported on the nights of 4, 7 and 24 June with no casualties or damages on either side.

03 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

01 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

●Over 12,500 housing units totally destroyed and nearly 6,500 severely damaged in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 summer hostilities, according to latest damage assessments.

●Concern over the precarious living conditions of approximately 100,000 internally displaced persons, particularly of those belonging to vulnerable groups.

●Successful spring season harvest in a restricted area in northern Gaza, following rehabilitation interventions.

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • Fighing continues in Hasakeh city

  • The Department of Social Affairs estimates that 120,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting

  • Almost 23,300 IDPs identified/registerd by parterns in the northern districts

  • The authorities establish a new camp in Gre Rash/Tal Aswad

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.

• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.

30 Jun 2015 description

Human Rights Council MORNING/MIDDAY

29 June 2015

Holds General Debate on the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories

The Human Rights Council today held an interactive dialogue with the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, followed by a general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab Territories.

29 Jun 2015 description
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Weekly Highlights

  • A 23-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces as his vehicle was approaching the Hamra checkpoint (Nablus), which controls Palestinian movement to and from the Jordan Valley. According to the Israeli military, the man opened fire at the checkpoint before being shot. Following the incident, Israeli forces carried out a search operation in Al ‘Auja (Jericho), where the man lived, triggering clashes with residents, during which a 17-year-old boy was shot with live ammunition.

25 Jun 2015 description

The United States today announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This announcement was made by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a White House event marking World Refugee Day. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 and over $4 billion since the fighting began in 2011.

25 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The USG announces an additional $360 million in humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis

• Up to 150,000 people remained displaced in Idlib Governorate as of June 11 following increased conflict that began in late March

• Attacks on medical facilities in Syria persist, resulting in the deaths of more than 600 health care personnel since the start of the conflict

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Jun 2015 description
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the sixteenth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (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.

24 Jun 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.

23 Jun 2015 description

Human Rights Council

Twenty Ninth session

Agenda item 4

Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

I. Introduction

1. The war in Syria has entered its fifth year and shows no signs of abating. It has mutated into a multi-sided and highly fluid war of attrition where the belligerents have repeatedly experienced surges and setbacks. This has served only to fuel the illusion that a military victory remains possible.

23 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

By Bridget Tighe | 23 June 2015

First, I went with a Caritas mobile clinic team to Deir Al Balah in central Gaza where for several years Caritas has conducted a weekly clinic. In the afternoon I joined members of the tiny Christian community for Rosary and Mass and afterwards we chatted, drank Arabic coffee and ate date cakes, a normal social event. In the evening, in my small apartment a minute’s walk from Caritas health centre, I read the World Bank Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (West Bank and Gaza) 27 May, 2015.

According to the report:

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

23 Jun 2015 description

Foreword

In 2015, the world continues to face an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises.

22 Jun 2015 description

Introduction

The Israeli government utilises multiple means in a systematic fashion to illegally annex an increasing amount of Palestinian land for continued Israeli development beyond its official borders. This report focuses on the land and resource annexation project being undertaken by Israel within Area C of the West Bank, in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), and uses this to explore the wider Israeli state intent. Primarily, Israeli state expansion policies emphasise rural development as a primary tool for territorial and resource colonisation.

22 Jun 2015 description

Introduction

Firing zones are areas in which the Israeli army carry out military exercises; they often use live ammunition, which poses a risk to the local Palestinian population.

Indirect and direct forcible transfer is currently at the forefront of Israel’s ideological agenda in area C. Firing zones, initially established as a means of land control, are now being used to create an environment so hostile that Palestinians are forced to leave the area or live in conditions of deteriorating security.

22 Jun 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster An exceptional winter storm, namely ‘Huda’, among the strongest recorded in recent years hit the occupied Palestinian territory on January 6, 2015, bringing heavy snow, rainfall, high winds and freezing temperatures that lasted for five days.

The storm generated flooding in several areas of Palestine and temporarily displaced thousands of people, causing the death of three children and an adult thereby forcing the Palestinian authorities to declare a state of emergency.

22 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The conflict continued unabated. Some 220,000 people are estimated to have been killed and over a million have been injured since 2011.

Humanitarian action continued to take place in a context of increased conflict and insecurity. Of the 77 humanitarian workers killed since the beginning of the conflict, 10 have been killed since 1 January 2015.