Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 14 countries. Partner agencies reported 451 incidents in eight countries and 13 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in four countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident
December 15, 2017 3:26 PM
Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in violence across the Palestinian territories, amid more fallout following U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
● Over 560,000 Palestinians in Gaza residing in areas prone to flooding are at risk of temporary displacement due to the precarious state of infrastructure.
● 2017 marked a record of US$18.2 million in revenue for agricultural exports from Gaza in an otherwise poor economic situation, with the unemployment rate reaching over 46 per cent.
The Government of Austria through the Austrian Development Agency has contributed EUR 1 million to support interventions by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) under the 2017 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory.
COMMITTEE ON THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
387TH MEETING (PM)
14 DECEMBER 2017
A draft Security Council resolution reiterating the special status of Jerusalem — and rejecting any attempts to declare Israel’s capital or to establish an embassy there — would likely be submitted as early as Monday, the Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine told the Palestinian Rights Committee today.
Om Ahmed is a role model for the women in her community. Not only is she highly influential, but she’s called the leader by her neighbors.
It’s not hard to see why—this grandmother never stops. Each morning, she slips on her sneakers and her traditional embroidered dress and goes for a walk on the seashore. In the afternoons, she spends time with her grandsons. And in between, she’s leading a women’s initiative to bring health and hygiene to her water-scarce community.
Together, UNRWA, the European Union and the Lebanese Universities Union are working to increase the exposure of young Palestine refugees to career and networking opportunities and help them make sound decisions about their future.
At the end of Nov 7/18 partners (2 UN, 5 INGO) and 9/31 HRP projects are funded.
West Bank/East Jerusalem
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8128TH MEETING (AM)
Permanent Representative Defends Decision, as Delegations Endorse Two-State Solution, Determination of Final Status Issues
GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
Following is the statement by the General Assembly’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People regarding the recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: