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- Funding urgently needed to prevent collapse of Gaza health system
- UN Report: The crisis in Gaza requires a changed political reality and renewed commitment by the parties to avoid a total systems collapse
- oPt: US$539.7M urgently needed to support the humanitarian needs of 1.9M Palestinians in 2018
- EU supports the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with €82 million
- Exceptional allocation of US$30 million from the UN’S Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will sustain UNRWA’S life-saving work
• Slight increase in demolitions and seizures during February.
• Most structures targeted supported agricultural, herding and commercial livelihoods.
• Eight EU-funded structures demolished or seized, including a school in an area planned for settlement expansion.
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
• EUR 7.1 million technical assistance grant to help Gaza Desalination Programme enter implementation phase
• Seawater desalination programme will provide clean water for more than 2 million people in Gaza, as well as bringing environmental and economic benefits
• EU bank’s contribution is part of the Economic Resilience Initiative
Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017
• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.
By Matthias Schmale
Matthias Schmale is Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.
En Siria, más de la mitad de la red de agua ha sido destruida o dañada por las partes en conflicto. En Yemen, la población sin acceso a agua segura ha pasado del 40 al 70 por ciento desde el inicio de la guerra. En Líbano, con 1 100 000 millón de refugiados, la demanda de agua ha aumentado un 30% desde 2011.
En Sahel o África del Este la competencia por recursos hídricos cada vez más escasos está generando nuevos conflictos.
Madrid, 21 de marzo de 2018
Human Rights Council
20 March 2018
The Human Rights Council this morning held a general debate on the situation of human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, after hearing the presentation of reports by the Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights under that agenda item.
Increased violence in Eastern Ghouta and mortar attacks in Damascus and surroundings distribution centers
GENEVA (20 March 2018) – Israel has failed to uphold its obligations under international law to ensure the health and welfare of the Palestinian population under its control, said an independent expert mandated by the United Nations to monitor human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Les Nations Unies ont octroyé lundi 6,5 millions de dollars pour répondre aux besoins des personnes les plus vulnérables qui ont trouvé refuge au Liban.
Sept ans après son éclatement, la crise syrienne a eu un profond impact humanitaire, socio-économique et politique sur le Liban et ses habitants. Le pays accueille 1,5 million de Syriens et plusieurs centaines de milliers de réfugiés palestiniens.
Human Rights Council
19 March 2018
The Human Rights Council this evening held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk.
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 53,000 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 February alone, 1,898 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.
Human Rights Council
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Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories
Now in its seventh year, the Syria crisis has had a profound humanitarian, socio-economic, and political impact on Lebanon and its people. The country hosts 1.5 million Syrians besides several hundred thousand Palestinian refugees.
Despite humanitarian efforts, the needs of these affected communities are outpacing the resources and capacities of partners, and coping mechanisms of the most vulnerable are being severely tested.
Israel's military said Sunday it has destroyed a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug by Hamas militants in order to launch cross-border attacks.
The military said it had partially destroyed the tunnel during the 2014 Gaza war and Hamas was attempting to put the structure back in operation.
Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said the recycling of any of Hamas' tunnels would be a "futile effort" and a waste of resources that could be used to aid Gaza residents.
In a context of protracted displacement and acute emergencies, Palestine refugee women and girls are also affected by occupation, blockade and conflict. Their situation is frequently made worse by persistent legal and social discrimination. UNRWA is strongly committed to gender equality through the provision of its services and management practices. While remaining committed to this principled approach, the achievements of recent years are at risk if UNRWA is unable to fill its funding gap.
Friday, 16 March 2018, Jerusalem – The absence of a political process aimed at ending the conflict on the basis of two-state solution continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, according to a new report by the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO).