One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
16th August 2016
Our churches and faith-based organisations are committed to providing accompaniment for the civilian population in the demobilization zones in the context of the Colombian peace-process, through the implementation of protection measures, peace education and reconciliation, and verification of the ceasefire and demobilization process.
By Amnesty International and civil society coalition partners, 9 February 2016, Index number: IOR 10/3415/2016
More than 150,000 people from around the world have today joined 35 aid, faith, development and human rights organizations in backing an unprecedented joint call urging world leaders to press the Israeli government to lift the blockade on Gaza and remove the restrictions on basic building materials needed to reconstruct the coastal strip.
H. E. Hun Sen
Royal Government of Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
6 July 2015
Re: Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations
Dear Prime Minister Hun Sen,
Days before a landmark vote on European conflict minerals regulation, rights groups call on politicians to vote for binding legislation requiring European companies to ensure their mineral purchases do not fund conflict or human rights abuses overseas.
Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament
World not delivering on Gaza reconstruction promises, new report warns
Six months since donors pledged $3.5 billion towards Gaza's recovery, many people are worse off and not a single one of the 19,000 destroyed homes has been rebuilt. 100,000 people are still homeless and many are living in makeshift camps or schools.
(26 February 2015) – Six months have passed since a ceasefire on 26 August 2014 ended over seven weeks of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. As UN agencies and international NGOs operating in Gaza, we are alarmed by the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected and tackling the root causes of the conflict.
The Israeli-imposed blockade continues, the political process, along with the economy, are paralyzed, and living conditions have worsened.
44 Palestinian, Israeli, and international organizations are urgently calling on world leaders to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of their communities in the central part of the occupied West Bank and into a designated township.
A previous statement issued by 41 concerned organisations has already raised the alarm about the need for all parties to respect international humanitarian law and ensure the protection of civilians affected by continued military operations in Gaza.
Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel.
Over the years we have repeatedly called for ceasefires and for all sides to protect civilians from harm. Sadly, these ceasefires have not lasted and we have had to revert back to life-saving relief and emergency programs, aiding innocent people to cope with the trauma, and rebuilding Gaza time and time again.
The Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes and property and the number of Palestinians displaced by these demolitions reached a five-yearhigh in 2013. Throughout the period of peace negotiations in 2013, demolitions accelerated across Area C and East Jerusalem, with a 43 percent rise in demolitions and a 74 percent rise in displacement compared to the same period in 2012.
Malnutrition infantile, risques sanitaires et insécurité alimentaire : en 2013, les besoins humanitaires demeurent très importants et demandent un soutien à long terme selon les ONG Solidarités International, ACTED, Concern Worldwide, Merlin, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, Première Urgence-Aide Médicale Internationale, Croix-Rouge Française, InterSOS, International Medical Corps, COOPI, Action Contre la Faim, Medair, CARE International, World Vision, Diakonie, Le Secours Islamique France, Islamic Relief Worldwide, et ACRA.
Thursday 30 May 2013: Diakonia organized a Fun Day for children with autism and their families from East Jerusalem at the Princess Basma Jerusalem Center for Disabled Children. Seventy children from the kindergarten of the Princess Basma Jerusalem Center for Disabled Children and children from Al Basma school for Autistic children enjoyed the day. The Fun Day included a cheerful clown show, face painting, inflatable jumping games and colourful balloons.
(May 1, 2013, Jerusalem)- 16 aid and development agencies are urging world leaders to press the government of Israel to immediately stop the destruction of Palestinian property and stop building Israeli settlements after a wave of demolitions left 52 Palestinians homeless this past week.
As the impact of days of violent escalation worsens for civilians in Gaza and in Israel, a group of 38 aid and development agencies today urged world leaders to take swift action to enforce a ceasefire in order to protect civilian lives and infrastructure and prevent another widespread humanitarian disaster in Gaza brought on by a prolonged military confrontation.
Date 07 Nov 2012
Today the Princess Basma Jerusalem Center for Disabled Children, Diakonia, and the European Union inaugurated a Department for children with Autism. This centre is fully equipped and the staff went through the required training to provide services to children from East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
The european union’s position is absolutely clear: israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are “illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible”.yet this report shows how european policy helps sustain the settlements. it reveals that the eu imports approximately fifteen times more from the illegal settlements than from the Palestinians themselves.
Gaza 14 June 2012: Fifty international charities and United Nations Agencies have unanimously called for the lifting of the blockade of Gaza. The organizations have published a simple three line statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the tightening of the blockade of the Strip.
For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law. More than half of these people are children. We the undersigned say with one voice: “end the blockade now.”