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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
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are holding a Strategic Dialogue on the way forward for their partnership. The discussion takes place in light of the current financial crisis facing UNRWA and the need to broaden its donor base and continue reforming the Agency.
In the latest of the regular attacks by Israeli naval forces off of Gaza’s coast, one fisherman was killed and two others were injured and then detained over the weekend. Al Mezan stresses that the constant harassment and detention of Palestinian fishermen, that includes the confiscation and destruction of their equipment, is part of an unlawful closure and blockade policy that amounts to collective punishment. The body of the 18-year-old is still being held by the Israeli authorities at the time of publication.
At the end of Jan 1/20 partners (0 UN, 1 INGO) and 1/33 HRP projects are partially funded
West Bank/East Jerusalem
Demolished structures: 32 (Jan 2018) of which 12 (38%) are residential, displacing 37 individuals, including 11 children
Donor-funded structures: 6 of which 2 are residential
3 households have received a shelter response in Jan 2018.
Demolition or confiscations of all structures have affected 82 people during 2018.
- In 2017, WFP reached around 2.7 million beneficiaries through a variety of activities. Of this, more than 2.6 million people were supported under the Country Programme, while over 78,000 refugees and vulnerable host community members were assisted under the Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.
On 26 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018.
The present report is the forty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016) and paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
To have a closer look at the reality of GBV services, UN Women has commissioned the development of this study as an attempt to assess the achievements, continuing obstacles and gaps among the community of service providers in Gaza.
• WFP supported 657,304 Syrian refugees and 16,191 Palestinian refugees from Syria with basic food assistance. In addition to basic food assistance, 132,991 of the most severerly vulnerable Syrian refugees received a household top-up to reach their additional food and other basic needs. 52,246 vulnerable Lebanese also received basic food assistance under the Ministry of Social Affair’s National Poverty Targeting Programme.
Summary: Annual overview and December 2017
2017 the lowest rate for approvals since WHO began active monitoring in 2008: 54% of patient applications to exit Gaza via Erez were successful. There has been a continuous decline in approval rates since 2012, when approximately 93% of patient applications were successful.
54 patients died while awaiting security approval for referrals out of Gaza: Approximately 85% of the patients who died while awaiting security permits had been referred for cancer investigations or treatment.
The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is affected by a protracted crisis and chronic humanitarian needs. Palestinians are suffering from prolonged occupation, blockade of the Gaza Strip and longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza.
There has been a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza which impacts 2 million people and is life-threatening for vulnerable patients.
WHO and health partners urgently require US$ 11.2 million to fill priority health needs for 1.27 million people in Gaza for three months. Of this amount, WHO requires US$2.4 million. If funding is not urgently secured, 1,715 patients will immediately face a life threatening situation, including: 113 newborns, 100 patients in intensive care units, 702 patients requiring hemodialysis 200 patients in need of surgery, 100 women in need of obstetric surgeries, 500 patients in need of emergency care.
STATEMENT BY UNRWA SPOKESPERSON CHRIS GUNNESS
The Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) is WHO’s medium-term strategic vision to guide its work in support of a country’s national health policies, strategies and plans and to support a country’s development efforts within the Sustainable Development Agenda. The CCS forms the basis for the formulation of WHO’s biennial country work plans with the Ministry of Health, and functions as a tool for harmonizing cooperation with partner United Nations (UN) organizations.
This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response during 2017 and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) Vulnerable population groups have access to aordable shelter conditions at minimum standards; 2) The Shelter sector response is strengthened through an enhanced level of coordination, collaboration and contribution of local authorities and national organizations.
In January, 39,233 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (17,903 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 94 locations.
15 January 2018: Update: An Australian humanitarian doctor kidnapped on 15 January 2016 continues to be held hostage by an al-Qaeda-linked group. Source: aOuaga
Central African Republic
The end year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to:
OUTCOME 1) Ensure that Severely economically vulnerable populations have improved access to essential goods and services of their choice in a safe, dignified, and empowered manner while decreasing socio-economic vulnerability;
The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.
The Secretary-General and President Abbas agreed on the importance of moving the Middle East Peace Process forward and underlined their shared commitment to the two-state solution as the only viable option to sustainable peace.
8813TH MEETING (AM)
United States Position on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem ‘Won’t Change’, Permanent Representative Stresses
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the Middle East, in New York today: