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22 Jan 2019 description

With the generous support from the Italian Cooperation, World Health Organization in the occupied Palestinian territory is launching a two-year project to improve health systems towards universal health coverage. The health system in the West Bank and Gaza is afflicted by the continued occupation, prolonged conflict and deteriorating social-economic conditions. The funding from the Italian cooperation will help to implement a number of interventions to support the improvement and sustainability of the Palestinian health system.

21 Jan 2019 description

We deliver services and maintain facilities in East Jerusalem since 1950 under our General Assembly mandate. This mandate includes East Jerusalem as part of our operational area.

At no point since 1967 have the Israeli authorities challenged the basis on which the Agency maintains and operates premises in East Jerusalem. Israel is a party to the 1946 Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations which safeguards the UN’s ability to fulfill its functions free from interference.

21 Jan 2019 description

21 January 2019, Gaza - The World Health Organization is concerned over the potential impact the evolving fuel crisis in Gaza might have on the lives and health of patients whose treatment requires uninterrupted power supply if no immediate solution to address the aggravating shortages is found.

The functionality of Gaza’s 14 public hospitals is increasingly jeopardized by electricity shortages and the rapidly declining UN coordinated fuel reserves required to run emergency generators during prolonged electricity cuts from the main grid.

21 Jan 2019 description

The Gaza Strip faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, impacting the livelihoods and access to essential services by its two million residents. This crisis has been driven by over 11 years of an Israeli blockade and an unsolved internal Palestinian divide, exacerbated since March 2018 by the massive increase in Palestinian casualties in the context of demonstrations taking place near Israel’s perimeter fence, as well as limited escalations in hostilities.

21 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

293 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.65 m cash based transfers made US$ 31 m six months (February-July 2019) net funding requirements

353,180 people assisted in December 2018

Operational Updates

21 Jan 2019 description

Gaza, 17 January 2019 – UN-Habitat jointly with UN Women held a closing ceremony to celebrate with partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders the achievements of the two-year innovative programme that aimed to advance women’s and youth’s human rights and improve their participation in post- conflict reconstruction and recovery in the Gaza Strip

20 Jan 2019 description

With hospitals at risk of shutting down, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights expresses deep concern at the extent of the ongoing fuel crisis in Gaza. Healthcare institutions, from hospitals and primary care centers to blood banks and medical labs, are seriously threatened by the fuel crisis.

18 Jan 2019 description

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17 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 10 per cent more structures demolished in 2018 than in 2017.

  • 56 donor-funded structures demolished in 2018, marking a 46 per cent decline compared to 2017.

  • A newly-built school dismantled and seized in a Hebron community.

Overview

16 Jan 2019 description

Throughout the Middle East region last week, political violence and reported fatalities decreased since the week prior, the latter significantly. This decline can be attributed for the most part to Syria, where, among other things, Islamic State (IS) activity has dropped due to recent successes against the group in Hajin. Meanwhile, riots and protests have generally remained consistent with previous weeks.

16 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $190 million reduction in the 2019 humanitarian appeal to maximize the impact of limited funding in increasingly restrictive environment.

  • Almost one quarter of INGOs surveyed in late 2018 reported deligitimization forcing them to change or halt programmes.

  • Over 1,800 women and girls injured at the Gaza demonstrations can face more severe consequences than male counterparts.

16 Jan 2019 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2019 – The World Bank approved a US$12 million grant today to scale up the ongoing efforts to enhance the operational performance of key Palestinian energy sector institutions, and pilot a new business model for solar energy in Gaza. The new funding builds on the progress under the Electricity Sector Performance Improvement Project and expands the scope of activities to achieve its goals.

13 Jan 2019 description
report Gisha

January 9, 2019. On Sunday, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Civil Affairs announced its decision to remove its employees from Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt. In the evening, Hamas security forces arrived and took over control of the crossing.

11 Jan 2019 description

During the 42nd week of the demonstrations in Gaza, Israeli forces used lethal and other forms of excessive force Palestinian protesters. The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that on Friday, 11 January 2019, Israeli forces killed one woman and injured 145 other protesters, including 24 children, three women, two journalist, and one paramedic. 68 protesters were injured by tear gas canisters.

Al Mezan’s documentation shows that on Friday, 11 January 2019:

11 Jan 2019 description

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