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22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the twenty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

21 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

21 June 2016 – With the conflict in Syria now well into its fifth year, and the country dealing with a grinding crisis that has brought death, displacement and regional instability, the international community must not lose momentum in attaining a comprehensive and concrete political solution, senior United Nations officials emphasized today.

21 Jun 2016 description

Yasmin Sweid, Ahmad Ajan and Mustafa Ramadan are among the 450, 000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria and among those who have remained there throughout the war. Over the past five years, they have been confronted with some of the worst effects of the conflict such as besiegement, internal displacement, and the loss of community, home and income, making them extremely vulnerable. Under these circumstances, secure access to food is vital. Like them, currently, 95 per cent of Palestine refugees in Syria are dependent on UNRWA for their basic food needs.

20 Jun 2016 description

The blockade on Gaza, which entered its tenth year in June 2016, in addition to recurrent armed violence and conflict, remains the principle cause of the socio-economic and psychosocial crisis in Gaza. But what does it mean to live under a blockade?

17 Jun 2016 description

UNRWA was able to disburse over US$ 1.59 million in funding available for transitional shelter cash assistance (US$ 332,975), reconstruction (US$ 403,934) and repair works (US$ 853,764). The funds will reach a total of 748 refugee families across the Gaza Strip; they will access their assistance this week.

Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs, reconstruction and interim shelter solutions – is a top priority for UNRWA. The Agency remains committed to supporting affected families yet requires new funding to continue the shelter cash assistance programme.

16 Jun 2016 description

Collaboration Between International Groups Aims to Restore 500 Homes

16 Jun 2016 description

At approximately 11:30 pm on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, medical sources at Shifa Hospital described the injury of a young man as moderate who was injured due to exploding a small handmade explosive device. The young man and two of his friends were celebrating the holy month of Ramadan by fireworks and exploding small handmade explosive devices near Al Fayiroz towers northern Al Shatee’ refugee camp. As a result, two fingers of his left hand were amputated and he sustained shrapnel injury in the right hand and face.

14 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Humanitarian assistance delivered to Darayya and Douma for the first time since 2012 and 2014 respectively.

  • Over 16,000 people displaced by fighting since 27 May in the northern Aleppo countryside

  • SDF offensive on ISIL-held areas of Menbij in eastern Aleppo countryside displaces more than 20,000 people and threatens to displace up to 216,000 people

  • Dozens killed and wounded in airstrikes on Idleb city, including damage to health facilities

13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

13 Jun 2016 description
report CARE

This report on a CARE workshop on our work on resilient market systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region provides key discussion points as well as CARE’s emerging thinking as a result of the workshop.

The document houses the learnings and recommendations from the workshop held in Cairo in March 2016. The document does not represent a conclusion of CARE’s thinking in relation to resilient market systems but rather a step towards finalising a more solid framework for this work.

Background:

13 Jun 2016 description
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Summary

The report, submitted in compliance with General Assembly resolution 70/108, contains an assessment of the assistance received by the Palestinian people and an assessment of needs still unmet, together with proposals for responding to them. It provides a description of efforts made by the United Nations, in cooperation with the Government of the State of Palestine, donors and civil society, to support the Palestinian population and institutions.

13 Jun 2016 description
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Israeli occupation is the main trigger of humanitarian needs among Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory

Humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continue to be driven by practices related to Israel’s prolonged occupation and continued conflict, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says in its 2015 Annual Humanitarian Overview, “Fragmented Lives,” released today.

13 Jun 2016 description

•The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year - aggravated by recurring conflict – continues to cause severe socio-economic and psychosocial distress for too many people in Gaza. Many feel hopeless with no visible prospect of a better, more secure future. To encourage community engagement and as a means of inputting some positive messages, colour and life in Gaza, around 140 young Palestinian artists are currently painting the walls of 270 UNRWA installations located across Gaza, including UNRWA schools.

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

07 Jun 2016 description

Zakat Foundation Launches Worldwide Aid Program

International Humanitarian Organization to Reach over 40 Countries in the Month of Ramadan

(Chicago, IL, 6/6/16) – The Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) is mobilizing an international humanitarian campaign for the month of Ramadan. Set to reach over 40 countries across 5 continents from June 6th to July 7th, the campaign will deliver food supplies, gifts, and livestock to communities in poverty, with a special emphasis this year on drought-stricken regions in the Horn of Africa.

04 Jun 2016 description

Highlights - Bedouin community in the Hebron area is at heightened risk of forcible transfer. - Cement imports resume to the private sector in Gaza after a 45-day suspension. - Permit approval rates for national staff working with international organizations to exit and enter the Gaza Strip have decreased significantly in 2016.