UN Committee Against Torture expresses 'deep concern' at Israel's treatment of detained children
World Economic Forum witnesses signing of MOU between Abraaj and the Welfare Association
DEAD SEA (JT) - His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday underscored the importance of a trust fund for the education of orphans in Gaza established through a $10 million donation from the Dubai-based private equity group Abraaj Capital. The fund was launched on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which opened yesterday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
61 years after the Nakba: the Israeli army is still enacting the Catastrophe
<p>RAMALLAH, 14 May 2009] - The anniversary of the Nakba comes to remind the world of the ongoing violations <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1242457554_0">Israel</span> has been committing against the <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1242457554_1" style="background: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; cursor: hand; border-bottom: #0066cc 1px dashed">Palestinian people</span>, generation after generation, for more than sixty years, including the killing of thousands of Palestinians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of others.</p>
Islamic Bank for Development and WA sign US$ 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.