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13 Dec 2018 description

December 12, 2018: The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and Save the Children (SC) in the occupied Palestinian territory held the closing workshop for their project: “Rehabilitation and Reintegration within their families and communities of the Palestinian child ex-detainees in the West Bank including East Jerusalem” to discuss lessons learned and what more needs to be done for future responses for children ex-detainees.

13 Dec 2018 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.

11 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • 490 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces during this reporting period from 18 November to 3 December .

  • Since 30 March, 246 people have been killed and a total of 25,461 people injured. 11,982 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs) and the remaining 13,479 casualties were transferred to MoH and NGO hospitals. 6,068 people have live ammunition gunshot wounds, of which 5,264 (87%) present limb gunshot wounds2 .

06 Dec 2018 description

On the occasion of celebrating Human Rights Day (December 10^th), we are thrilled to present to you 50 to '67 – Chronicles of Occupation – a unique book on which we have worked over the past year, born in the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories.

05 Dec 2018 description

Preface

Throughout its history, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been closely associated with life-saving assistance, surgical operations, physical rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, psychosocial support, safer behaviour in environments contaminated by weapons and other efforts to assist the wounded. In times of conflict, this is commonly referred to “war surgery”.

05 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • 19 Palestinians were killed and 455 injured by Israeli forces during this reporting period from 4 to 17 November1.

  • Out of the 19 killed, four Palestinians were killed during the demonstrations, 14 were killed due to an Israeli attack which took place on 11 November, and one person was killed on 14 November.

05 Dec 2018 description

Executive summary

This mid-year progress report covers the period 1 January through 30 June 2018 and is intended to provide an update on results achieved under the full range of indicators included in the 2018 Emergency Appeal (EA) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). An annual report covering the whole of the year will be issued in early 2019.

Overview

04 Dec 2018 description
  • 2,578 referrals issued to Gaza patients to health facilities outside the Palestinian Ministry of Health

  • 56% of Gaza patient and companion permit applications to Israeli authorities for exit via Erez approved (63% Gaza patients 48% Gaza patient companions)

  • 83% of West Bank patient and companion permit applications to Israeli authorities approved

  • 2 Gaza patient called for security interview,

IN FOCUS Shortage and lack of essential medicines and equipment impacts patients in the Gaza Strip

30 Nov 2018 description

On 28 November, H.E. Dr Abdallah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC) and Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an unprecedented US$ 50 million agreement which confirmed the pledge of US$ 50 million made by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in support of the Agency’s core services.

Expressing his deep recognition and gratitude, Commissioner-General Krähenbühl stated that:

29 Nov 2018 description

PARIS/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 29, 2018—Thousands of people shot by the Israeli army during protests in Gaza this year are overwhelming the Gazan medical system with complex wounds, infections, and disabilities, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 2.7 m cash-based transfers made 1,680 mt of in-kind food distributed

US$25.8 m six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements

333,959 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Context

25 Nov 2018 description

21 November 2018 – Rami, 40, sits in the hospital bed stretching his right leg with a piece of white fabric to avoid stiffness in the joints. He cannot walk. He has a severely comminuted right femur fracture caused by the gunshot injury he received in October, during the mass demonstrations in the Gaza Strip. Rami’s leg is temporarily stabilized with an external fixator. But to stimulate bone growth and avoid long-term disability he needs a circular frame that is currently unavailable in Gaza.

21 Nov 2018 description

Dead Sea, 19 November 2018

Mr. Chair,

Mr. Vice-Chair,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

21 Nov 2018 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) expressed on Thursday its deep gratitude to the State of Kuwait for the extraordinary contribution of US$ 42.1 million received on 14 November, bringing Kuwait’s contributions towards the UNRWA Programme Budget in 2018 to over US$ 50 million.

19 Nov 2018 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.

19 Nov 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of about two million Palestinians in that area. Many of the restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a blockade. These restrictions continue to reduce access to livelihoods, essential services and housing, disrupt family life, and undermine people’s hopes for a secure and prosperous future.

18 Nov 2018 description
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(Al-Bireh – 14/11/2018): PRCS’ EMTs evacuated seven martyrs and provided emergency medical care to 22 Palestinians wounded as a result of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip over the past three days.

In coordination with ICRC, the Society’s Disaster Management Team surveyed homes damaged during the shelling of the Gaza Strip. Damages were assessed and needs identified with a view to providing relief aid to affected families.

11 Nov 2018 description

2,791 referrals issued to Gaza patients to health facilities outside the Palestinian Ministry of Health

52% of Gaza patient and companion permit applications to Israeli authorities for exit via Erez approved
58% Gaza patients
46% Gaza patient companions

82% of West Bank patient and companion permit applications to Israeli authorities approved

0 Gaza patient called for security interview

IN FOCUS