Help for two and a half million people in Palestine — Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Half of the population of the Palestinian territories is dependent on humanitarian assistance. So that help can be provided even where the necessary finance is unavailable, Germany supports the United Nations Country-Based Pooled Fund. Aid projects run by local and international organisations ensure better living conditions on the ground., © Secours Islamique France Great humanitarian…

Development Dialogue Tackles Food Security and Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan — University of Central Asia (UCA) | Watch Video

Government representatives, development partners and experts gathered in Bishkek on Friday November 23rd 2018 to share inputs on food security and nutrition in Kyrgyzstan. The half-day Development Dialogue, “Food Security and Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan – Trends, Challenges and the Next Steps”, was co-organised by the United Nations (UN) system in Kyrgyzstan, and the University of…

Yemen: Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen — NGOs letter to UN Human Rights Council

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council ***** Video – Yemen: On the brink of starvation – BBC News ***** Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human…

Palestinians in purgatory Eternally displaced — by Mona Bieling on Qantara de

The number of internally displaced Palestinians is currently estimated to be around 300,000. A fact the Israeli government is keen to ignore. Hardly surprising, considering that acknowledging IDP rights of return would necessarily entail recognising the events of 1948 in their entirety. By Mona Bieling Haifa′s abandoned Palestinian district of Wadi Salib is located between…

"The Settlers": New Film Reveals History & Consequences of Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land —Democracy Now interview with Director Shimon Dotan

Democracy Now! Published on 28 Jan 2016 http://democracynow.org – As Israel faces international condemnation over its plan to build 153 new settlement homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the watchdog group Peace Now reports Israel’s defense minister has approved the construction of the new Jewish-only homes last week. The plan sparked swift criticism from U.N….

Nigeria: Bring Back Our Girls — Safe World for Women org

Parents of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist rebels in April said they were appealing directly to the United Nations for help after losing hope that the Nigerian government would rescue them. A group lobbying for government action on behalf of the parents met with U.N. Women, the head of the U.N. representation in Nigeria,…

Will ‘lawfare’ define Palestinian-Israeli conflict? — Al Monitor com

Members of delegations listen to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas address the UN General Assembly in New York, Sept. 26, 2013.  (photo by REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) The latest conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is highlighting a number of innovations in war fighting. Some of these advances are technological: Palestinians are employing more powerful rocket systems with…

UN climate panel blames humans for global warming —Deutsche Welle de

A new report published by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of rising temperatures and says global warming could have devastating effects as the risk of heat waves, floods and droughts increases. After being closeted behind closed doors since Monday (23.09.2013), scientists and government representatives of the 195 UN member states came up…