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
On Tuesday, 26 September, Nimer Mahmoud Jamal, 37, from Beit Surik carried out an attack in the settlement of Har Adar, killing a Border Police officer and two settlement security guards: Sgt. Solomon Gavryia, 20, Yusef Othman, 25 and Or Arish, 25. Border Police officers and the settlement security coordinator – who himself had been moderately hurt during the incident according to the police – shot and killed Jamal.
GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER STRATEGY 2013-2017
Developed as an output of the 2012 GSC Meeting, the 2013-2017 Global Shelter Cluster Strategy was approved by the Strategic Advisory Group in early 2013. It has the goal to more effectively meet the sheltering needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises, by strengthening the shelter response of humanitarian actors through leadership, coordination and accountability in the humanitarian shelter sector.
In 2016, we increased our humanitarian efforts in some of the world’s most challenging environments. As the war in Syria entered its sixth year, our £26.6 million emergency response programme supported over three million vulnerable people living in Syria as well as refugees in three neighbouring countries. In Iraq and Yemen, as the crises continued to shatter lives, we provided life-saving aid, often in areas that other organisations are unable to access.
217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)
278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
43,113 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya
104,852 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
There was strong diplomatic and donor support for UNRWA and its mandate at the Ministerial-level meeting which took place in New York during the General Assembly on 22 September. The meeting, entitled “Giving Hope to Palestine Refugees”, was hosted by the OIC Secretary-General, H.E. Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, and co-hosted by the Foreign Minister of Sweden H.E Margot Wallström and the Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan H.E Ayman Al-Safadi.
Aiming to promote social activity for young Palestine refugee girls and to provide them with an opportunity to practice sports, the UNRWA Relief and Social Services Programme launched the ‘Empowering Young Girls through Sport’ initiative. The initiative is implemented in a number of UNRWA schools across Gaza targeting 48 young girls who are receiving training by professional trainers provided by Youth Activity Centres.
On 26 September, a Palestinian man shot and killed two Israeli security guards and a border policeman, who were on duty at a Barrier gate next to the Har Hadar settlement (Jerusalem governorate); the perpetrator was shot and killed.
“We are gathered here first of all to send a message of solidarity and reassurance to 5.3 million Palestine refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the high-level meeting “Giving Hope to Palestine Refugees: New Horizons for Sustainable Funding for UNRWA” hosted by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), along with the governments of Jordan and Sweden on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 September 2017 in New York.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights commends the latest efforts made by the Municipality of Gaza (MoG) to clean the rainwater collection site in the Sheikh Radwan area in northern Gaza City. The site, which Al Mezan received complaints about only recently, had not been cleaned for over three years, and became infested with insects and rodents. As such, it posed serious health risks to the population living in the area.
“The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations welcome efforts, including those of Egypt, to create the conditions for the Palestinian Authority to assume its responsibilities in Gaza.
On 24 September 2017 the Israeli government informed the High Court that it plans to destroy Khan al-Ahmar and expel all of its residents by mid-April 2018. The Palestinian village, located in E1 area has a population of 172 Palestinian Bedouin. Israeli high-level officials also announced this week they are planning to destroy the Palestinian village of Susiya, in the southern West Bank.
The Government of Japan has contributed JPY 1.1 billion (approximately US$10.2 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The contribution was confirmed earlier today in an agreement jointly signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Ambassador Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl.
In Syria, violence continues to impact civilians across the country despite an overall reduction of civilian casualties in areas where de-escalation zone agreements are in place. Military operations are further deteriorating the humanitarian situation in Raqqa City and Deir-ez-Zor, with severe food, water, electricity and medical shortages. Protection of vulnerable families and their children remains a key concern.
1. The present report is the forty-third 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) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), 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.
ES.1 Introduction and methodology
“I condemn this morning’s shooting attack by a Palestinian perpetrator in the Har Adar settlement in which one Israeli policeman and two security guards were killed, and another was seriously injured. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all victims and I hope for a full and speedy recovery of the wounded.
It is deplorable that Hamas and others continue to glorify such attacks, which undermine the possibility of a peaceful future for both Palestinians and Israelis. I urge all to condemn violence and stand up to terror.”
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Israel had moved forward with illegal settlement activity at a high rate since late June further dashing hopes for a two-State solution, the United Nations top envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council today.
Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.
Members of the working group include: B’Tselem, DCI-Palestine, OCHA, OHCHR, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Terre Des Homme – Suisse, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS, War Child Holland, WHO and World Vision.
This edition covers July, August and September 2016.
Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.
Members of the working group include: DCI-Palestine, B’Tselem, Médecins du Monde – Suisse, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Save the Children, War Child Holland, World Vision, OCHA, OHCHR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS and WHO.
This edition covers January, February and March 2016.