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20 Sep 2017 description

Against the backdrop of 10 years of Israel’s land, air and sea blockade, there has been an escalation in the internal Palestinian divide, since March 2017, which exacerbated Gaza’s energy crisis and resulted in outages of 18-20 hours a day. Additionally, the salary crisis in the public sector in Gaza has worsened; thousands of civil servants have been reportedly referred for early retirement, and the financial approval for the referral of hundreds of patients outside Gaza has been reportedly delayed/disrupted.

20 Sep 2017 description

Missions to Dera’a camp

In August, Dera’a camp and city in the south continued to experience a relatively calm situation due to the ceasefire agreement put in place early July. A total of 716 Palestine refugees from Ain Thakar district in Dera’a who had been directly impacted by the clashes received additional humanitarian assistance including food parcels and non-food items for the first time. In addition, UNRWA multi-sectorial teams from Damascus managed to conduct three needs assessment visits to the area on 3, 14, and 20 August.

20 Sep 2017 description

William Avis

Question

Provide a desk-based review of the factors influencing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Lebanon focusing on achievements, trends, enabling and constraining factors.

Summary

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Les États Membres entre la nécessité de « réapprendre la complexité du dialogue » ou « agir par soi-même sans attendre l’appui de bureaucraties »

19 Sep 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RAMALLAH, 18 September 2017 –UNICEF handed over two new mobile clinics to the Ministry of Health thanks to a US $144,588 donation from the Government and people of Japan.

These new “clinics on wheels” are equipped with all the medical devices needed to provide women and children with essential primary health care and nutrition services. A mobile team comprised of a doctor and a nurse will work in each of them in Areas B and C of the West Bank to provide 5,000 extremely vulnerable families who live in Bedouin and herding communities with basic health services.

19 Sep 2017 description
report DanChurchAid

An unique partnership between the Ministry of Health, Augusta Victoria Hospital, Juzoor for Health and Social Development, UNRWA, World Diabetes Foundation and DCA/NCA was launched yesterday in Ramallah

19 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$10,952,118/ $11,012,532.53
Balance Requested: 10,952,118/ $8,296,158.28
Amman, 19 September, 2017

18 Sep 2017 description

The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.

17 Sep 2017 description
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“I welcome the recent statement by Hamas announcing the dissolving of the Administrative Committee in Gaza and agreement to allow the Government of National Consensus to assume its responsibilities in Gaza.

I commend the Egyptian authorities for their tireless efforts in creating this positive momentum. All parties must seize this opportunity to restore unity and open a new page for the Palestinian people.

15 Sep 2017 description

UN Report: Absence of a political process impedes Palestinian development while Gaza humanitarian crisis worsens

14 Sep 2017 description

Biweekly highlights

  • A 21-year-old Palestinian man, who was shot and injured by Israeli forces on 9 August during clashes in Ad Duheisha refugee camp (Bethlehem), died of his wounds. The Israeli authorities withheld his body for five days before releasing it for burial. This brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during violent clashes in the West Banksince the beginning of 2017 to 19, of whom six were children.

14 Sep 2017 description

By Rachel Bergen

Sept. 14, 2017

MCC is known for supporting access to education around the globe by paying school fees, supporting vocational training and providing school supplies. What you might not know is that MCC also works with its partners to improve the quality of education that is offered.

From teacher training to involving the community in school management, here are some examples of partners creatively improving education:

Teacher training

14 Sep 2017 description

Is there a sight more beautiful than lush fields of green?

But fields need water and in Palestine, water is both the dilemma and the solution. The scarcity of water in the West Bank, particularly, has inspired us at ANERA to think creatively. Why not make use of a non-traditional source of water that just recently became available in Palestine—recycled wastewater?