61 years after the Nakba: the Israeli army is still enacting the Catastrophe
<p>RAMALLAH, 14 May 2009] - The anniversary of the Nakba comes to remind the world of the ongoing violations <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1242457554_0">Israel</span> has been committing against the <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1242457554_1" style="background: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; cursor: hand; border-bottom: #0066cc 1px dashed">Palestinian people</span>, generation after generation, for more than sixty years, including the killing of thousands of Palestinians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of others.</p>
 
 
Islamic Bank for Development and WA sign US$ 4 million grant for Emergency Aid
A grant agreement for $4 million from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development through the Islamic Bank for Development was signed with Welfare Association for the implementation of 19 emergency program projects.
 
 
Palestinian and Israeli Human Rights Organisations call for End to International Donor Complicity in Israeli Violations of Inter
JOINT PRESS RELEASE REF.: 18.2009E 5 May 2009 On 2 March 2009, major international donors convened in Sharm al-Sheikh to collectively respond to the destruction caused by Israel’s 23 day military offensive on the Gaza Strip (the offensive). During the conference, a total of $4.5 billion was pledged in reconstruction funds for Gaza. In light of the extensive destruction across the Gaza Strip, especially the destruction of civilian homes and infrastructure, reconstruction is urgent.
 
 
Arab Foundations Forum convenes in Abu Dhabi to elect first Board of Directors
Representatives of 17 leading philanthropic institutions and charitable organizations from the Arab world participated in the eighth meeting of the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), hosted by the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi from 20 to 21 March 2009, and chaired by Dr. Atallah Kuttab, Director General of Welfare Association.
 
 
NDC's Participation at the United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People
<p> NDC&#39;s Participation at the United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People </p> <p>  To view the full presentation, please <a href="http://www.ndc.ps/uploads/File/Ghassan_Cairo_presentation%20Tuesday%209%20november%20(4)SR%20(2).pdf">click here</a>   </p> <p> &#160; </p>
 
 
DCI-Palestine and Save the Children Sweden publish Child Protection Situation Analysis 2008
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NDC Holds a Two-day Rapid Needs Assessment Workshop for Palestinian NGOs in the Gaza Strip
On March 3 and 4, the NGO Development Center (NDC) held a two-day rapid needs assessment workshop for 47 Palestinian NGOs working in the sectors of Health and rehabilitation, Agriculture, Social Services and Education at the Roots Restaurant in Gaza City. It is important to note that this was the first needs assessment for and by local Palestinian NGOs since the Israeli offensive which began on December 27, 2008.
 
 
CAIRO SEMINAR ON PALESTINIAN ASSISTANCE ASSESSES URGENT NEEDS IN GAZA STRIP; BASIC SERVICES, ENDING ISOLATION, RESTARTING ECONOM
CAIRO, 11 March -- The second plenary of the Seminar on Assistance to Palestinian People in Cairo today was devoted to the theme of “Looking ahead: Identifying the most Urgent Humanitarian, Reconstruction and Development Needs” in the Gaza Strip.
 
 
The Israeli High Court of Justice will hear the petition brought by the General Director of Al-Haq
At 9:00 am on Wednesday, 5 March 2009, the Israeli High Court of Justice will hear the petition brought by the General Director of Al-Haq, Shawan Jabarin, with the help of attorney Michael Sfard, seeking to overturn the travel ban imposed on Mr. Jabarin by the Israeli occupying authorities, in time for him to be able to attend award ceremony for the Dutch Prize for Human Rights Defenders, the ‘Geuzenpenning,’ honoring Al-Haq and B’Tselem, to be held 13 March 2009 in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands.

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