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06 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA (6 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held a clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict, Virginia Gamba.

06 Mar 2018 description


  • Israel exercises direct control over the 20% of Hebron City, known as H2, which is home to approximately 40,000 Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers living in five settlement compounds.

  • At present, over 100 physical obstacles, including 20 staffed checkpoints, segregate the settlement area and its surroundings from the rest of the city, impacting on the freedom of movement of the entire Palestinian population of H2, as well as on other residents of Hebron city.

05 Mar 2018 description

Riyadh, Mar. 5 (BNA): Secretary General of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Dr, Mustafa Al Sayed met with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl, on the sidelines of the Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum.

05 Mar 2018 description

The Government of Italy has contributed EUR 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s 2017 Emergency Appeal for Syria.

The grant will support emergency education for Palestine refugee children in Syria and ensure that they are able to continue their education.

05 Mar 2018 description

The end year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisi Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Food Security sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Promote food availability; OUTCOME 2) Promote food accessibility; OUTCOME 3) Promote food utilization; OUTCOME 4) Promote stabilization.


05 Mar 2018 description
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Civil society organisations in the Middle East and across the globe are actively working on a wide range of issues including service delivery, cultural, social and religious activities, human rights support, development and humanitarian response. Through these organizations, the expressions of people’s concern for their fellow citizens, for the globe and for a better future are raised.

This report is based on a study that was conducted in 2016, and an updated analysis that was carried out in 2017, and identifies a variety of hindrances to CSO operations in the OPT/I.

04 Mar 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 19th January, 2018 (WAM) -- Human Appeal International, HAI, has launched the "Winter in Palestine" campaign, which will include most Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque.

03 Mar 2018 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing the most difficult financial situation since its inception in 1949. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the co-chairing Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Egypt are therefore convening an extraordinary ministerial conference in Rome on 15 March to mobilise both political and financial support for the Agency, and to find ways to assure sustainable forms of financing for UNRWA.

02 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.

02 Mar 2018 description
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Reliable and affordable energy supply is crucial for the delivery of basic services such as health, water, sewage and education. However, in the Gaza Strip, home to almost 2 million Palestinians, a chronic electricity deficit has for more than a decade disrupted the delivery of such services. To allow for the maintenance of a minimum level of critical services, humanitarian agencies provide donor-funded emergency fuel to the most vital, life-saving health, water and sanitation facilities.

02 Mar 2018 description
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Key figures:

165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017)

48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

5,258 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

189 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

969 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,334 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017


USD 85 M required for 2018

02 Mar 2018 description

The Netherlands is offering accelerated assistance to Palestinian refugees in need. In doing so, the government aims to ensure that humanitarian assistance and basic services continue to be maintained.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

01 Mar 2018 description

UNRWA launches the 2018 Syria Emergency Appeal from Beirut

On 31 January 2018, UNRWA launched the 2018 Syria Emergency Appeal for US$ 409 million in response to the Syria regional crisis. Out of the total amount, US$ 329 million is allocated for emergency interventions in Syria, which include provision of cash assistance, distribution of food and non-food items, and delivery of emergency education, healthcare and sanitation services for Palestine refugees inside the country.

01 Mar 2018 description


• WFP started implementing the new 2018-2022 Country Strategic Plan. WFP’s 2018 work plan will prioritise assistance in Gaza as per the greatest needs.

• Whilst the in-kind food entitlements were reduced for 55,000 people, assistance to 65,000 food-insecure people receiving cash-based transfers (CBT) in Gaza was suspended due to insufficient resources.

28 Feb 2018 description

The school has been designed with input from the children and can serve as an emergency shelter for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) during times of conflict

Gaza, State of Palestine – Today, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation will open the first ever Child Friendly School in Gaza, Jamal Abdul Nasser School.

28 Feb 2018 description

DFID has taken a well-considered approach to mainstreaming resilience to natural disasters, and has helped to promote the inclusion of resilience into the global development agenda.

Natural disasters and climate-related extreme weather events are increasing in scale and frequency. In 2017, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused widespread devastation in the Caribbean, and in South Asia heavy monsoon rain took 1,200 lives and affected 40 million people.

28 Feb 2018 description

Human Rights Council AFTERNOON

27 February 2018

The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard statements from dignitaries of 11 countries and two organizations and closed the second day of its high-level segment.

Edward Nalbandian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia, said Armenia continued to implement the national plan of action for human rights protection, had a good record of submission of national and follow-up reports to the treaty bodies, and would submit the Universal Periodic Review second mid-term report on a voluntary basis.