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15 Aug 2001 description

Appeal Target CHF 3,402,499
Period covered: 01 January - 30 June 2001

(Last Programme Update issued: 02 January 2001 )

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 14.4%

Related Appeals: 01.64/01 MENA: regional programme

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,910,848

15 Aug 2001 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Continues Its Support To Crisis-Torn Palestine with a US$1.1 Million Relief Programme

14 Aug 2001 description

Rome - The UN World Food Programme today launched an emergency operation to assist 270,000 Palestinians no longer able to meet their food needs because of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Over the next six months, WFP will require some US$ 11.5 million to provide 26,000 metric tons of food aid to the poorest and most needy Palestinians, in particular daily labourers who have lost their jobs as a direct consequence of the Israeli security restrictions.

09 Aug 2001 description

Action by Churches Together (ACT) International should remain the focal point for the humanitarian assistance in the Palestinian Territories, Rev. Dr. Konrad Raiser, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, said at an international ecumenical consultation on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The 50 participants have started a joint process of ecumenical planning and strategizing for a concerted international response.

03 Aug 2001 description

This Friday morning, Israeli soldiers and border police arrested sixteen young UPMRC First Aid workers on their way to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where they regularly offer First Aid services during large gatherings for prayers on Fridays and religious holidays. The First Aid workers, who are all young residents of Jerusalem, were stopped by Israeli police at the entrance to the mosque compound, arrested, and taken to the police headquarters in Al-Qishleh, where they are currently being detained and interrogated.