- OCHA: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 20-26 Jan 2015
- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 77, 29 Jan 2015
- United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator calls for an immediate halt to demolitions and forced displacement in the West Bank
Latest Funding Information
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2015
- oPt Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Response Fund
Funding to Gaza has slowed significantly in recent months. The UN-coordinated appeal 2014 for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is 47% funded, which compares with the average of 57% for all UN-coordinated appeals in 2014. Due to a lack of funds, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) suspended emergency work on temporary shelter and repairs in Gaza this week.
The 2015 oPt UN-coordinated appeal requests US$705 million to respond to the humanitarian needs of 1.6 million people in Gaza and the West Bank in 2015.
●Lack of financial resources impedes home reconstruction in Gaza, despite progress in the assessment and clearance of cases.
●Relaxation in eligibility criteria for exit permits from Gaza via Israel alongside ongoing closure of Gaza’s crossing with Egypt.
●Over 1,200 displaced in the West Bank in the context of Israeli home demolitions during 2014, a six-year high.
UNICEF is requesting US$37.3 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in the State of Palestine.
World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos
(Beirut, January 29, 2015) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.
This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is produced quarterly and seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region to provide analysis of the overall Syria crisis. Part A covers the situation in Syria. Part A I highlights countrywide humanitarian concerns while Part A II provides detailed analysis per governorate. Part B covers the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries.
Conflicts and high level of violence continues throughout the Syrian Arab Republic, aerial bombings by government forces and attacks by armed opposition, extremist and designated terrorist groups continue to result in death, injury and displacement. It is estimated that 10.8 million people in Syrian Arab Republic remain in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, many of them trapped in hard to reach areas. Over 3 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Around 6.5 million people have been internally displaced by violence.
This eleventh report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), pa ragraph 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.
Wednesday 1/28/2015 - 10:55 GMT
Dozens of protesters Wednesday tried to storm the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations, an AFP correspondent said, after the UN announced it lacked funds to rebuild the war-battered Palestinian territory.
Around 200 people demonstrated outside the UN compound in Gaza City, burning tyres and throwing stones.
"We are still homeless!" they chanted.
Some tried to storm the compound before police of the Islamist movement Hamas, the de facto power in Israeli-besieged Gaza, broke up the demonstration.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution.
● Israeli forces injure 32 Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
● 45 structures demolished in Area C and East Jerusalem due to lack of Israeli-issued permits.
● Four civilians injured by Israeli forces in Access Restricted Areas in Gaza.
● Failed attempt by displaced person to set himself on fire in Gaza.
● Rafah crossing exceptionally opened in both directions for three days.
● Israeli forces kill one child and injure 25 Palestinians in the West Bank.
● Four structures demolished in Area C due to lack of Israeli-issued permits.
● Israeli settlers damaged 33 Palestinian-owned olive trees and saplings.
● Gaza Power Plant resumes operation of third turbine following receipt of Qatari-funded fuel.
Jerusalem, 23 January 2015
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.
On 8 January, the Gaza Strip was hit by a severe winter storm, which continued for almost a week. Four children aged from 1 to 18 months died due to complications of the freezing weather and poor living conditions. 151 individuals (23 families) have sought shelter in the existing UNRWA Collective Centers, which are currently hosting IDPs.
The number of IDPs in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 13,624.