occupied Palestinian territoryOngoing
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin occupied Palestinian territory - October 2017
- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 210, 24 October – 07 November
- OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | 24 October – 6 November 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Gaza Crisis: Urgent Funding Appeal (Jul 2017)
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- WHO: oPt Emergency Response Plan 2017
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2017
- oPt Humanitarian Fund
- OCHA in oPt
- OCHA Reported Access Incidents of Humanitarian Organizations Database
- OCHA Vulnerability Profile of Palestinian Communities in Area C
- OCHA: Gaza One Year On: Marking One Year Since the 2014 Escalation of Hostilities
- UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
- Food Security Cluster: State of Palestine
- Human Rights Watch: Israel/Palestine - Events of 2016
- Middle East: Cold Wave - Jan 2015
- occupied Palestinian territory: Cold Wave - Dec 2013
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- occupied Palestinian territory: Floods - Jan 2013
- occupied Palestinian territory: Floods - Feb 2012
- occupied Palestinian territory: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- OPT: Flash Floods - Nov 2008
- OPT: Waste Water Treatment Plant Floods - Mar 2007
- Locusts - Aug 2004
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) yesterday jointly launched the Healthy Living, Healthy Spaces (HLHS) campaign to improve the facilities in UNRWA schools.
Seventy-second Session, 25th Meeting (AM)
Urging broader support for new financing mechanisms, delegates warned today of a humanitarian crisis should the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) be forced to scale back services because of a financing deficit, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) concluded its general debate on that Agency’s work.
Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) moved to withdraw their petition to the Israeli Supreme Court as the Israeli military revealed tonight, Sunday, 5 November 2017, that it has unearthed and is now holding the bodies of five Palestinians who were killed when it destroyed a tunnel adjacent to the Israel-Gaza border. The families of the deceased maintain their right to demand the return of the bodies of their relatives for burial.
November 1, 2017. Important steps were taken today in Gaza, marking the commencement of the implementation of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement. With exclusive control of Gaza’s crossings on the Palestinian side being passed to the Palestinian Authority, many of the excuses long used to justify the violation of Gaza residents’ right to freedom of movement are being emptied of their content, which may bring new hope for progress.
October 26, 2017. Power supply lines from Egypt to Gaza have been shut down since Friday due to security incidents in the Sinai Peninsula, leading to a further reduction in Gaza’s already severely limited supply of electricity.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) that he is encouraged by ongoing efforts to improve the Agency’s financial stability, but urges collective action to address a shortfall of US$77 million in this year’s budget, which threatens to force the Agency to suspend vital programmes
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 24TH MEETING (PM)
In spite of broad support from Member States, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) had been unable to gain access to a more equitable share of the United Nations regular budget, its Commissioner-General told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today.
Today, members of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Mashreq Countries and representatives from the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon visited infrastructure, shelter, education and health projects funded by the EU and implemented by UNRWA in the Beddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon. They were accompanied by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, and by local Palestinian popular camp committees.
New report by B’Tselem and HaMoked on detention of Palestinian teens in East Jerusalem: Israel systemically abuses minors, denies their rights
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $3.6 billion (49%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.8 billion (51%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.59 billion (46%), which leaves a shortfall of $2.99 billion (54%).
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The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) has always thrived to amplify women’s voices and bring their experiences to human rights bodies and the international fora.
Refugees, trafficking in persons and other effects of current conflicts would be a thematic focus of the Security Council in November, Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.
On 15 October, UNRWA reopened two out of its six schools in Sbeineh camp, south Damascus, for the first time since December 2012. Some 500 students from grade 1 to grade 9 returned to their classrooms after a four-year-closure due to the security situation in the camp. The Salhiyeh Boys’ and Safouriyeh Girls’ schools underwent rapid maintenance and repair works to welcome Palestine refugee students for the 2017-2018 school year. UNRWA continues to work to re-open its services as needed in the camp.
Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees results for 2017.
Lebanon Humanitarian Fund holds a Donor Meeting to raise awareness and discuss future steps.
An Arsal Action Plan is developed by the humanitarian community, refugees, and local authorities.
Funding received toward the LCRP in 2017 remains low in comparison to 2016.
Between 9 and 13 October 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) teamed with partners from the European Union (EU) as well as the United Nations (UN) for discussions and to launch a series of events in the European Parliament (EP) to sensitise partners on the situation of Palestine refugee children in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, 1 November 2017
"I welcome the full return of the Gaza crossings to the control of the Palestinian Authority. This is a landmark development in the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement, signed in Cairo on 12 October. The positive momentum should be maintained and the Palestinian Government must be fully empowered to function in Gaza.
This overview presents available information on the reported perpetrators of incidents where the use of explosive weapons affected the delivery of aid. It is based on 195 reported events that were identified by Insecurity Insight in open sources or confidentially provided by aid agencies to the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) during the first six months of 2017.