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12 Mar 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum
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In this issue

  1. Humanitarian Overview

  2. Partners activities

• Host communities

• Camps

• Innovation

  1. Changing the narrative

  2. Voices from Jordan

• Ruba’s new world of colours

  1. Advocacy

• Brussels Conference

• Civil Society

• Publications

Humanitarian Overview

12 Mar 2018 description


  • 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.

11 Mar 2018 description

by Reuters
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.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

10 Mar 2018 description


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.

10 Mar 2018 description
report Kuwait News Agency

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.

09 Mar 2018 description


• 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


09 Mar 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

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.

08 Mar 2018 description


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.

08 Mar 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
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*


08 Mar 2018 description

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.

08 Mar 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

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.

07 Mar 2018 description

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.

07 Mar 2018 description

“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.

07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Colleagues, Friends,

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.

07 Mar 2018 description


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.

I. Introduction

07 Mar 2018 description

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.

Key Achievements