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20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13077

SECURITY COUNCIL
8108TH MEETING (AM)

Critical intra‑Palestinian talks were scheduled to open in Cairo, Egypt, on 21 November, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council today, emphasizing that a genuine change in Gaza, including full Palestinian Authority control over security, would help restore confidence in the feasibility of a comprehensive peace agreement.

20 Nov 2017 description

As delivered

Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,

I brief you today as critical intra-Palestinian talks are scheduled to open in Cairo tomorrow. The United Nations, the Middle East Quartet and the international community continue our support for Egyptian efforts to sustainably implement the recent intra-Palestinian agreement and return Gaza under the control of the legitimate Palestinian Authority.

Mr. President,

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

19 Nov 2017 description

Summary: September 2017

  • More than 45% of patients unsuccessful in obtaining security permits from Israeli authorities: Of 1,858 patient applications for a permit to exit Gaza through Erez checkpoint for hospital appointments in September 2017, 55% were approved, 3% were denied, and 42% were delayed with no decision by the time of the patient’s hospital appointment. Among those delayed there were 140 children under the age of 18 years and 99 people aged 60 years or older.

19 Nov 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

For the first time in a decade — and for just three days — the Rafah border crossing is open under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority. It's an important step in the reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah.

18 Nov 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3489

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 25TH MEETING (PM)

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today approved eight draft resolutions, including one calling on Israel to cease exploitation of the occupied Palestinian territory and Syrian Golan.

17 Nov 2017 description

OUTCOME 5: Boys & girls at risk and survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse have access to an improved and equitable prevention & response

Output 5.2: Displaced and host community boys & girls at risk or survivors of violence have access to an integrated package of quality prevention and response services

16 Nov 2017 description

On 17 October, the UN Deputy Special Coordinator/Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper, undertook a visit to a number of educational facilities in H2 to learn about and understand the current conditions and challenges relating to realizing the right to education in this area of Hebron. He was joined by a number of representatives from UN agencies and international donors.

16 Nov 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 689 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

16 Nov 2017 description
report Education Above All

Doha – At today’s World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, hosted and attended by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, world leaders called for action to help young refugees and internally displaced youths. With more than 260 million children and adolescents not in school today, and only 1% of young refugees able to access higher education, the world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if young people are denied quality educational opportunities.

16 Nov 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

At the end of Oct, 6/18 partners (1 UN, 5 INGO) and 8/31 HRP projects are funded.

West Bank/East Jerusalem

Demolition response

87 households have received a shelter response in 2017; 7 responses underway.
Demolition or confiscations of all structures have affected 6,407 people so far in 2017.

Consolidation and upgrading

288 households have benefitted from assistance to upgrade shelters to meet Minimum Standards in 2017

15 Nov 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/PAL/1397

General Assembly
Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
385th Meeting (AM)

State of Palestine Hails ‘Meaningful’, Rapid Progress on Political Reconciliation

An occupying Power must act in good faith and comply with the core principles of international humanitarian law, a top United Nations expert told the Palestinian Rights Committee today, as it approved four draft resolutions for consideration by the General Assembly.

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to roll out the Choice delivery mechanism (beneficiaries to withdraw cash or redeem entitlements from contracted shops) in Madaba governorate for around 2,500 Syrian households, based on the positive results of August cycle.

  • WFP partnered with the National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) to lead the Country Strategic Review (CSR) under the umbrella of HRH Prince Al Hassan.

15 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.

DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Egypt has done numerous consultations with the Egyptian government and relevant stakeholders towards developing a dedicated five-year Country Strategic Plan, aligning with government development priorities, SDS, and SDGs 2 and SDG 17. WFP’s work will be focused along five broad and complementary outcomes.

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

• In September, WFP supported 671,211 Syrian refugees and 16,375 Palestinian refugees from Syria with basic food assistance. Additionally, 52,403 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the National Poverty Targeting Programme.

• Building on the BCG cash pilot study conducted in 2016, the WFP Lebanon extended the pilot of unrestricted cash in September. As a result, 170,000 Syrian refugees are now able to redeem their USD 27/person assistance at any ATM or WFP contracted shop throughout Lebanon.

Cash-based Assistance

15 Nov 2017 description

WFP continues to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP supports up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

15 Nov 2017 description

JERUSALEM – A contribution of €900,000 from France has enabled the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide much-needed food assistance and nutrition support to more than 20,000 people in Gaza for three months

The French contribution helped WFP to provide electronic food vouchers to vulnerable families across Gaza in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Global Communities, an international nongovernmental organization (NGO).