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- 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
- Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
In this issue
• Host communities
Changing the narrative
Voices from Jordan
• Ruba’s new world of colours
• Brussels Conference
• Civil Society
In February, the health sector was on the brink of collapse as fuel for generators was rapidly depleting. The MoH implemented strict contingency measures, including the partial closure of three hospitals and reduction of services in 23 primary healthcare clinics. By the end of February, donations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar for fuel, helped to restore some of the services, but the donations will only be enough for a period of up to 6 months, maximum until August.
Saturday, 10 March 2018 23:55 GMT
Rescues came as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to launch a flurry of boats towards Italy.
By Erol Dogrudogan
ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP, March 10 (Reuters) - International charity ships and Libya's coastguard and picked up several hundred migrants on Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats towards Italy.
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The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/32 in which the Council requested the High Commissioner to prepare and submit to the Council at its thirty-seventh session a comprehensive follow-up report with elaborated conclusions based upon information provided by States on the efforts and measures taken for the implementation of the action plan outlined in paragraphs 7 and 8 of resolution 34/32 and views on potential follow-up measures for further improvement of the implementation of that plan.
DOHA, Feb 8 (KUNA) -- Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Thursday instructed that urgent aid worth 33 million Qatari riyals (US nine million) be provided to the Gaza Strip.
Qatari humanitarian aid includes medicine, medical and food supplies and fuel for hospital generators, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
The Qatari humanitarian gesture comes in response to the hard humanitarian conditions in the enclave due to a sharp shortage of medicine and fuel triggered off by the Israeli blockade on the Palestinian territory.
• Clashes continue despite February 24 UNSC resolution calling for 30-day ceasefire
• Conflict in Eastern Ghouta kills more than 1,000 civilians in 20 days
• GoT Operation Olive Branch displaces 35,000–50,000 people since January 20
• Humanitarian convoys arrive in Eastern Ghouta and Afrin
• WFP reaches nearly 2.4 million beneficiaries in January
WASHINGTON DC, Mar 9 2018 (IPS) - As people across the globe marked International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the safe and secure education and possibilities for the future of millions of young girls and women who are Palestinian refugees across the Middle East remained in danger.
Unfortunately, a recent decision by the United States to significantly reduce expected financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), has put at risk vital programs that advance gender equality and address gender-based violence.
STATEMENT BY THE COMMISSIONER-GENERAL OF UNRWA PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Today UNRWA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day and reaffirming our commitment to gender equality. At the core of UNRWA’s mission is the recognition that while all Palestine refugees have equal rights, their experiences and realities vary greatly. In particular, the risks and threats that impede the realization of their rights are different between women, men, girls and boys.
Human Rights Council
26 February – 23 March 2018
Agenda items 2 and 7
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner
Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights*
Manar al-Sha’ar knows how to turn a tough situation into an opportunity. After being swindled while trying to flee the war in Syria, she decided to build a future within the country. "I refused to give up and decided to establish my business again," she says. That resolve paid off. Her music school, Al Manara, is a thriving success, and the children’s choir she has founded has won accolades not just within Syria, but across the Arab world.
We live in a world where poverty and gender inequality go hand in hand.
- Women and girls have poorer access to food, healthcare, education and paid work.
- Women and girls make up sixty percent of people suffering from chronic hunger.
- Women and girls are more likely to die from natural disasters.
Across the developing world, women and girls have fewer opportunities in life, limiting their potential as individuals and holding back the development of their societies.
The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 23.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). yesterday, an agreement was jointly signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, and the Chief Donor Relations of UNRWA, Mr. Marc Lassouaoui.
“I like reading a lot, it is the only thing that can take me to other worlds. When my family goes out and I cannot join them, I don’t need my mother to stay with me at home, I only ask her to give me a book. While reading, I feel like getting out of my body and travelling to every places of the story,” says Zena, a bright-eyed ten-year-old girl attending the UNRWA Maen Elementary Girls School in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, revealing her love for literature.
7 March 2018
A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.
In the present report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes the expansion of the settlement enterprise of Israel, examines the existence of a coercive environment in occupied East Jerusalem, and addresses issues relating to Israeli settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan. The report covers the period from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017.
The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Health Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Improved access to comprehensive primary healthcare (PHC) ; OUTCOME 2) improve access to hospital and advanced referral care; OUTCOME 3) improve outbreak control; OUTCOME 4) Improved Child, Adolescent & Youth Health.