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Egypt + 3 others
Palestine Red Crescent Society Appeal No. MAAPS001 - Annual Report 2010

1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010

In brief

Programme outcome: Support the Palestine Red Crescent Society (Palestine RCS) response to the needs of the most vulnerable in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and the Palestinian refugees in the Diaspora.

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Haiti + 3 others
L'OIT et le Brésil s'associent pour aider les pays à faire face aux catastrophes naturelles et sociales

GENÈVE (Nouvelles du BIT) - Le gouvernement du Brésil et l'Organisation internationale du Travail (OIT) ont annoncé le lancement d'un programme de trois ans destiné à renforcer les capacités des pays à répondre aux catastrophes naturelles et sociales.

Le programme conjoint - qui sera élaboré par le Centre de formation de l'OIT à Turin - aura trois objectifs: améliorer le renforcement des capacités des pays dans le domaine de l'assistance humanitaire, les former à la prévention des catastrophes naturelles et sociales, et les aider à gérer le redressement après la crise.

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Haiti + 3 others
ILO and Brazil team up to assist countries coping with social and natural disasters

GENEVA (ILO News) - The Government of Brazil and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced the launch of a three-year programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to social and natural disasters.

The joint programme - to be developed by the ILO Training Centre in Turin - will seek to improve the capacity-building of countries in humanitarian assistance, train them on the prevention of natural and social disasters, and help them deal with post-crisis recoveries.

The first beneficiaries of the programme

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Palestine: Flash Floods DREF operation no. MDRPS004 Final report

Summary: CHF 68,271 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 27 January 2010 to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society deliver assistance to some 1,500 beneficiaries and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks in sight of future heavy rains.

Thanks to the activities funded through this DREF allocation, the Palestine Red Crescent Society effectively assisted 1,437 persons affected by the floods by mobilizing its volunteers and its prepositioned stocks of non-food items. The DREF funds also allowed the

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OPT: Arab Partners Update Issue 4, June - August 2010

With the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, UNRWA's Commissioner-General and staff wish to convey to Arab and Muslim partners best wishes for their prosperity and health

UNRWA News

Gaddafi International Charity & Development Foundation pledges $50 million to help UNRWA build housing in Gaza

On 9 August the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation (GICDF) and UNRWA signed two important agreements marking the inception of their partnership. Under the first agreement $50 million was  pledged to rebuild 1250 refugee homes in

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Palestine Red Crescent Society Appeal No. MAAPS001 Mid-Year report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010

In brief

Programme outcome: Support the Palestine Red Crescent Society respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Palestinian refugees in the Diaspora.

Programme(s) summary: The humanitarian situation in Palestine continues to be very difficult. In Gaza, reconstruction has not started yet, since access of building materials has been denied. The West Bank is still fragmented by a very complex system of checkpoints,

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Albania + 38 others
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Appeal No. MAA00010 Mid-Year report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over 3.5

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Palestine: Flash Floods DREF operation no. MDRPS004 - Update No.1

Summary: CHF 68,271 was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 27 January 2010 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 1,500 beneficiaries1 and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks in sight of future heavy rains.

Thanks to the activities included in the DREF allocation, Palestine Red Crescent Society (Palestine RC) was better prepared to face the new heavy rains that hit Gaza during the last days of February. Both the training of new volunteers and the production

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OPT: USAID, through CHF, Responds to Emergency Needs at the YWCA of Ramallah to Repair Damage Caused by Heavy Rains

Ramallah, West Bank, March 7, 2010 - CHF International, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will respond to emergency infrastructure repairs at the YWCA of Ramallah following extensive damages to the first floor resulting from heavy rains in late February. Flooding caused the collapse of one of the walls, and the loss of all furniture and equipment on the first floor.

The site, which is used for the Vocational Training Center of the YWCA of Ramallah, offers courses and programs to

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OPT: Islamic Relief helps Al Moghraqa flood victims

Report
Islamic Relief
On 18 January 2010 heavy rains caused severe flooding in the Gaza Strip. In low lying areas to the south of Gaza City water has washed away farmland and flooded houses.

The most severely affected areas are some of the poorest in Gaza, where most people live in simple shelters. As the flood waters swept through densely populated areas, many of these houses were destroyed while other families lost all their belongings.

Immediate response

Working with the local municipality, Islamic Relief swiftly responded to the needs of 160 families living in

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UAE Red Crescent to send food for Gaza flood victims

Gaza

The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) yesterday despatched to Gaza a convoy of sugar and flour worth 2 million dirhams (approximately $540,000), in an operation coordinated between the UAERC, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC).

The UAERC was responding to an urgent appeal by the UN Agency for food to ease the plight of the refugees of Gaza. Residents of the Strip are currently suffering from the effects of a long-term economic blockade, and more recently contended with floods which devastated parts of the region.

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OPT: Flood misery for tented communities in Gaza

Report
IRIN
GAZA, 28 January 2010 (IRIN) - Thousands of Gazans made homeless by Israel's 23-day military assault on the Gaza Strip which ended just over a year ago, are still in tents and damaged buildings; cold weather and recent flash floods have exacerbated their plight, say aid workers and the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

Heavy rain and flooding on 25 January badly hit tented communities in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza; al-Mughraqa, a town 6km southwest of Gaza City; and Ezbet Abed-Rabbo, east of Jabalia town in northern Gaza, said Hamas officials.
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Palestine: Flash Floods DREF operation no. MDRPS004

CHF 68,271 (USD 65,380 or EUR 46,402) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society (Palestine RC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,500 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: The operation is planned to enable the Palestine RC to ensure initial humanitarian response to the most vulnerable among the flood victims in Gaza. The DREF support will focus on basic relief needs through the provision of items such as blankets,

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RCA to send relief aid to Gaza

WAM Abu Dhabi, 26th Jan. 2010 (WAM) -- The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) will dispatch tomorrow an aid convoy to Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing to relieve people affected by recent floods.

RCA Chairman Ahmed Humaid Al Mazrouie said the convoy is carrying food and medical supplies worth Dh 3 million to meet basic needs of people there.

The recent floods, he said, had aggravated the suffering of Gazans and the RCA saw it is necessary to act urgently by launching a humanitarian programme to meet their living and heath needs.

WAM/TF

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OPT: Protection of civilians weekly report, 20 - 26 January 2010

Latest Developments since Tuesday, 26 January

- 28 January: Nearly 500,000 litres of industrial fuel were delivered to the Gaza Power Plant (GPP). However, according to the GPP, this amount is barely enough to cover the operation of one turbine till Sunday unless additional deliveries take place.

West Bank

Military activities affecting civilians; 12 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces

This week, Israeli forces injured 12 Palestinians throughout the West Bank, compared to the 2009 weekly average of 17. This week's injuries bring the total number of Palestinians injured

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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OPT: From the Wadi to Nowhere

Shocking. That's all that can be said of the sight al Mughraqa, Gaza, an area severely affected by the flooding that devastated areas of Gaza on Monday. Most of the residents of Mughraqa, near Nuseirat camp, are refugees with no land of their own. Many live in temporary shelters or tents with the sheep, camels, chicken and other livestock on whose produce they depend. Nuzha Al Rash survived Monday's floods, along with her husband Fayez and four children.

"It hit us when the dark started", she explains. "I heard some loud speakers, telling people to leave

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OPT: In Brief: Floods force hundreds from their homes in Gaza

Report
IRIN
TEL AVIV, 20 January 2010 (IRIN) - Heavy rain and flooding has forced hundreds of people from their homes in Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip, according to the Gaza authorities.

About 115 homes were damaged and the sewage system was reported to be overflowing.

A witness in Gaza who works for a local NGO told IRIN that over 100 families had been made homeless, but warned the number might rise if the rain continued.

Some experts told IRIN Gaza's poor infrastructure is unable to cope, and there was a risk that sewage mixed with floodwater

IRIN:

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After flooding in the Gaza Valley, The Palestine Red Crescent Society declares state of emergency in Gaza to encounter the hard weather conditions

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) declares a state of emergency on Monday (Jan 18, 2010) to cope with severe weather conditions which have resulted in significant damages in the Gaza Valley due to floods.

Since the first moment of the flooding, and through its operations room, the PRCS has dispatched its teams and volunteers to the flooded area to evacuate dozens of affected residents and to search for the missing ones.

The Society's teams have evacuated many trapped families in the areas of the Al Mughraqa, Nuseirat camp, and Hajar

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