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14 Dec 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

At the end of Nov 7/18 partners (2 UN, 5 INGO) and 9/31 HRP projects are funded.

West Bank/East Jerusalem
Demolition response

Demolished structures: 411 (Jan-Nov. 2017) of which 175 (43%) are residential, 104 inhabited displacing 652 individuals, including 364 children

Donor-funded structures: 102 of which 37 are residential

90 households have received a shelter response in 2017; 3 responses underway; 16 cases are pending further legal advice.

14 Dec 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Global

13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

14 Dec 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

Highlights
- 225 residents living in the site of Veria, as of 31 November.
- 3 new arrivals were received throughout November from Lesvos and Evros border crossing. They were all provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter team and Bridge.
- 12 residents departed spontaneously and 3 under accommodation scheme.
- Protection services, including Legal Assistance and Asylum Information are still being provided by UNHCR, DRC, and EASO.
- IRC is still handling PSS and CP. All WP / SGBV or any other protection referrals are referred to UNHCR.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

12 Dec 2017 description

In the context of US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 8 December 2017 bore witness to the Israeli military’s use of excessive force against Palestinian protestors, including children and young protestors, during protests. Across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), crowds of protestors demonstrated against the US recognition of Jerusalem, including occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem, as the capital of Israel, and the support of Israel’s unlawful policies in Jerusalem that the move represents.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 366,800 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank in October, through both cash-based transfers (CBT) - using an electronic card redeemable in local shops - and in-kind food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those assisted. Due to funding shortfalls,
    WFP was forced to interrupt its in-kind food assistance to 68,000 people in the West Bank in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development.

12 Dec 2017 description

JERUSALEM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, meeting in Rome, Italy this month, has approved a five-year strategy in Palestine which prioritises food support for the most vulnerable Palestinians, thus ensuring the continuing benefit of WFP assistance.

12 Dec 2017 description

Water in MENA: ripple effects in times of conflict

Water has always been a major problem in the MENA region. Despite high production levels, unsustainable management practices and inequality of access have persisted. UNICEF has estimated that at least 52 million people in MENA were deprived of access to an improved water source before 2010.

12 Dec 2017 description

In the fiftieth year of Israel’s unlawful occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Israel continues to significantly alter the legal status, demographic composition, and character of the city of Jerusalem in violation of international law.

11 Dec 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed a 40.4 million dirhams (US$11 million) cooperation agreement, in addition to a Dh14.6 million (US$4 million) cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), UNRWA and Dubai Cares, to support UNRWA education programmes in the Gaza Strip.

11 Dec 2017 description

Ramallah, Palestine, 10 December, 2017, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) office in Palestine and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) started today a four-day orientation training on Social Tenure Domain Model applications in Area C of the West Bank. The training is convened in partnership with the Land and Water Settlement Commission (LWSC) and with support from the Office of the Prime Minister in Palestine to support the overall Land Reform Plan for the year 2017.

10 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • The continued 20-22hour electricity cuts are placing an increasing burden on hospitals and primary healthcare clinics across Gaza. With funding for fuel from the humanitarian pooled fund, released by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, and from WHO resources, lifesaving services have been sustained. This has directly reduced the mortality risk of 452 newborns, 400 intensive care patients and 658 patients requiring haemodialysis twice or three times a week.

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 décembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a appelé vendredi les Etats à contribuer à hauteur de 1 milliard de dollars au Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) - un fonds de l'ONU qui soutient les opérations humanitaires de secours dans le monde.

10 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • The further reduction in the electricity supply to Gaza has caused a severe impact on the health services, 30 hospitals and 2 health facilities face risk of partial closure as the supply for back-up generators become depleted. An additional 70 primary healthcare facilities are also impacted.

09 Dec 2017 description

The Lebanon Host Communities Support Programme is jointly implemented through a MoSA - UNDP partnership as a comprehensive, coordinated, and durable response to the needs of the host communities during the Syrian Crisis and its implications on the country. LHSP has become the main UNDP contribution to the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (2017-2020).

09 Dec 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11990

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PLENARY
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 69TH MEETING (PM)

More people than ever before, displaced by conflict and natural hazards, required aid and relief from the international community, the General Assembly heard today as speakers stressed the need to strengthen coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations.

“The great privilege of having a voice in these hallowed halls comes with a huge responsibility to our people,” said General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia).