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21 Jun 2018 description

Palestinian water Authority
Water Resources Directorate

Gaza Strip had a population of 1.899 million people living on 365km area The total water supply for domestic use in the Gaza Strip is about 96,308 mcm in 2017as follows:

  • 78.791 mcm from 273 municipal water wells.

  • 2,911 mcm from nine UNRWA wells.

  • 10,566 mcm from Mekorot.

  • 4,039 mcm from desalination plants (Brackish and Seawater).

08 May 2018 description

Ramallah, May 08, 2018 – In an official ceremony yesterday, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “_**HAYA**: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)_” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC. The ceremony took place at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, under the patronage of her Excellency Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Haifa Al-Agha, and the Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development, Ms.

20 Oct 2017 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugee in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank confirms that joint work between the Agency and the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) to contain the diarrhea outbreak in Fawwar camp is ongoing.

As of Wednesday, 18 October, around 330 cases reported to the UNRWA health centre in Fawwar refugee camp suffering from fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The patients’ age varied between 1 to 15 years. Four cases were referred to nearby hospitals.

19 Dec 2016 description

Bethlehem, 19 December 2016

Today, the Minister of Social Development of the State of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shaer, and the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Mr. Robert Piper, launched the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2017, to support the humanitarian needs of 1.6 million Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

01 Dec 2016 description

1 Introduction

This National WASH Sector Contingency Plan has been developed to ensure an effective and timely response to the life- saving humanitarian needs of persons affected from the possible emergency scenarios identified for the West Bank and Gaza. The aim of the document is to provide an operational framework for the Government, UN agencies and NGO’s (international and local) in case of an emergency.

27 Nov 2016 description

On the occasion of the International Children's Day, 20/11/2016: Investing in the children of Palestine is an urgent need for sustainable development to face the Israeli violations against them

About half the population are children

15 Feb 2016 description

The EU and its partners launch the TVET Week in Gaza

The Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the GIZ, the European Union (EU), the Belgian Development Cooperation (BTC), and five Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions have launched the 2016 “TVET Week in Gaza” under the theme of “Transforming Skills into Work”.

23 Jun 2015 description
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Ramallah: on Monday June 22, 2015, Ministry of Health celebrated the handing-over of the projects for improving the infrastructure of medical equipment in the Palestinian Health Sector, funded by the Japanese government, in the meeting hall at Palestine Medical Complex (PMC).

12 Feb 2015 description
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Ramallah, 12 February 2015

Today, the Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Mustafa, and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, released the Strategic Response Plan for 2015, which aims to address the humanitarian needs of 1.6 million Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

16 Oct 2014 description

The recent crisis in Gaza was the 3rd since six years and has become after 7 years of siege, closure on Gaza affecting the lives of the citizen, causing unemployment and poverty, disruption of development, and deterioration of health services. Prior to the crisis, WHO reports revealed the challenges facing the Palestinians health system, its ability to provide the normal health services due to lack of medications and medical supplies.

15 Oct 2014 description

Egypt, Norway and Palestine convened the International Conference on Palestine and Reconstructing Gaza today in order to respond to the needs of the Palestinian people in the aftermath of Israel’s military offensive.

08 Oct 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In July 2014, the Israeli military launched a sustained assault on Gaza. For seven weeks, Gaza was invaded and bombarded from land, sea, and air. The human loss was great: at least 2,145 people were killed, including 581 children. One in four Palestinians in Gaza was forced to flee, and over 60,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed. Public services have been devastated, creating scarcity of water, energy, food, and shelter. Agriculture, industry, and trade are at a standstill, leaving ever more Gaza residents without a livelihood.

09 Sep 2014 description
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Today, the Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Mustafa, and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, released the updated Gaza Crisis Appeal, which focuses on addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of Palestinians in Gaza affected by the recent armed conflict.

01 Aug 2014 description

Today, the Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Agriculture of the State of Palestine, H.E. Mr. Shawqi Issa and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, launched the Gaza Crisis Appeal.

“My thoughts are for the people of Gaza today and my words are directed to the political leaders and the parties to the conflict: the most fundamental principle of humanity calls for stopping the killings. We need an immediate end to the human suffering of the people in Gaza,” said Mr. Rawley.

04 Jun 2014 description

JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY THE PALESTINIAN CENTRAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS (PCBS), THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO), THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA) AND THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP)