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24 Aug 2016 description
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MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2015 the shelter response reached 129,645 beneficiaries using various shelter solutions. These included:

23 Aug 2016 description

The recent surge in violence in the West Bank has dramatically affected the lives of Palestinians, including Palestine refugee children. Between October 2015 and July 2016, 84 Palestinian children, including 12 Palestine refugee children, were killed – 6 out of the 12 fatalities occurred in West Bank refugee camps. Furthermore, as of 10 August, 1,146 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of demolitions, including at least 542 children; 406 of the displaced were Palestine refugees, including at least 187 children.

23 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • In July, lack of funding compelled WFP to halve the food entitlements of 89,000 people in Gaza, threequarters of whom are women and children. Additional donor support in Gaza (USD 4.5 million) and the West Bank (USD 3 million) is urgently sought until the end of the year.

  • In July, WFP assisted more than 480,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.

22 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present thirtieth report is 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 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.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Abdelsalam Al-Salat

KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Through its efforts in helping people around the globe, the State of Kuwait will mark the United Nation's World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

In recent history, Kuwait had played an integral part in launching several humanitarian initiatives to make sure that the suffering and the pain felt by the disadvantaged and the needy worldwide would be lessened.

17 Aug 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for July 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

Yemen

16 Aug 2016 description

The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the beginning of August 2016, Israel’s Civil Administration demolished 20 homes and 13 other structures in Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank, leaving 53 people – including 25 minors – homeless. In total, Israel has demolished at least 188 Palestinian homes in the West Bank this year – the highest number since B’Tselem began documenting home demolitions on grounds of “lack of building permit” in 2006.

14 Aug 2016 description

Published: 11 Aug 2016
The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the beginning of August 2016, Israel’s Civil Administration demolished 20 homes and 13 other structures in Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank, leaving 53 people – including 25 minors – homeless. In total, Israel has demolished at least 188 Palestinian homes in the West Bank this year – the highest number since B’Tselem began documenting home demolitions on grounds of “lack of building permit” in 2006.

12 Aug 2016 description
HIGHLIGHTS

The UNRWA Gaza football team has won the 2016 international Norway Football Cup. This year 2,199 teams from over 50 countries participated in the tournament. The tournament in Norway is an annual event; the Gaza team has been a steady participant since 2010 with the exception of 2014 due to the 2014 summer conflict. Last year - as well as in 2012 - the team won the competition and were awarded a prize.

12 Aug 2016 description

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Friday 8/12/2016 - 08:34 GMT |

Israel is working to transplant an illegal West Bank settlement scheduled for demolition to Palestinian land nearby, effectively legalising the rogue outpost, an Israeli NGO said Friday.

"They have started the process of taking land," Hagit Ofran, of settlement watchdog Peace Now, told AFP.

12 Aug 2016 description

Latest developments

On 9 August, the Israeli authorities demolished eight Palestinian structures in three Area C communities, displacing 22 people and affecting more than 80; three of the targeted structures were emergency shelters provided in response to previous demolitions.

Weekly highlights

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

● Suspected ERW in Gaza has killed and injured more than 100 since the end of the 2014 hostilities.

● Planned easing of access restrictions for Palestinians in Ramadan partially frozen after fatal Tel Aviv attack.

● New project will target vulnerable communities in Area C with water consumption of less than 30 litres per capita per day.

● East Jerusalem Palestinian localities behind the Barrier lack adequate infrastructure, facilities and services.

10 Aug 2016 description

Humanitarian context: The second quarter of 2016 continued to be marked by a sharp escalation of armed violence across the country. The situation in Aleppo deteriorated, claiming the lives of many civilians including Palestine refugees. In Khan Eshieh camp in southern rural Damascus, direct shelling destroyed civilian houses and several Palestine refugees were reportedly killed. In Sayyida Zeinab, next to Qabr Essit camp in rural Damascus, two bombings on 25 April and 11 June killed at least 21 civilians and injured several dozens.

10 Aug 2016 description

KEY FACTS

At the end of July, the Shelter Cluster response was 22% funded. 7/15 partners and 11/24 projects included in the HRP have received partial funding.

269 households have received a shelter response in 2016, 71 responses are ongoing while 27 cases are pending legal advice or additional beneficiary coordination.

For the period from Jan to end of July 2016:

09 Aug 2016 description

In the first half of 2016, Israeli authorities demolished more homes in Palestinian communities in the West Bank than in the entire previous year. This information, compiled by B’Tselem, will be presented today (Wed, 27 .7.2016) in a Knesset conference on Israel’s policy of Palestinian home demolition in Area C. In fact, the number of homes demolished over the last half year is greater than the number of homes demolished every year over the last decade – with the exception of 2013, in which the number was slightly higher, amounting to 175.

04 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Alarming situation as hundreds of thousands of people trapped in eastern Aleppo

  • Russian Federation proposes “humanitarian corridor” initiative for Aleppo

  • Re-establishing access to Aleppo and replenishing life-saving assistance key

  • Tens of thousands of residents remain trapped in Menbij town

  • 2.1 million children in Syria not enrolled in school

  • Cross-border operations from Jordan into southern Syria resume

Situation Overview

04 Aug 2016 description

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Northern Lebanon is one of the country’s most deprived regions, with severe poverty levels, high numbers of refugees and some of the worst unemployment rates in the country. Out of a total population of 1.1 million people, 708,000 live under the poverty line: 341,000 deprived Lebanese, over 266,000 Syrian refugees, 88,000 Palestine refugees and almost 12,000 Lebanese returnees.