The Gaza Emergency Project’s Financial Returns Exceeded Half a Million USD by the End of the First Cycle.
The Business and Technology Incubator (BTI), Gaza Gateway (GGateway), and University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) incubator have completed the implementation of the first cycle of internet-based freelance work (E-work) within the Gaza Emergency "Cash for Work and Self-Employment Support" project funded by the World Bank and managed by the NGO Development Center (NDC).
JLAC: Petition for the cancelation of Evytar Deal
On 8 July 2021, the local councils of Beita, Yutma and Qabalan, in addition to nine Palestinian property owners from Qabalan, filed a petition before the Israeli High Court, demanding the cancellation of an agreement signed last week between the Israeli government and Israeli settlers that paves the way for the retroactive legalization of the Evyatar outpost that had been violently and illegally built on private and agricultural Palestinian lands on the Sabih hilltop. The petition is jointly submitted on their behalf by the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), through attorney Sliman Shahin, and the Palestinian Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission (CWRC), through attorney Alaa Mahajna. It was submitted against the Israeli occupation government and its defense minister, the Military Commander in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli Civil Administration, and the Shomron Regional Council for adopting and signing a blatantly unlawful agreement designed to entrench the outpost and to whitewash the criminal offences of invasion, trespassing and illegal construction it constitutes.
srael's Security Cabinet adopted a proposal to withhold all bodies of alleged Palestinian attackers
On 2 September 2020, Israel's Security Cabinet adopted a proposal by Defense Minister Benny Gantz to withhold all bodies of alleged Palestinian attackers regardless of their political affiliation or the consequence of their alleged attacks. This new proposal overturns the January 2017 policy, according to which the rule was to return the bodies of alleged attackers, pending restrictions, unless the attacker was affiliated with Hamas (so his corpse could be used as bargaining chips in potential prisoner exchange deal) or he carried out a severe attack.
Demanding to Unify Media Discourse and Transparency, Free Access to Information
Media and NGO representatives have called on the government to adopt transparency in broadcasting news, and not to adopt a policy that safeguards its interests only. These bodies’ officials considered this step as an important tool in positively dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. During a workshop held by the Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) at its premises in Gaza City, they called to have untied efforts in presenting a Palestinian media speech appropriate for the COVID-19 crisis. The workshop was a part of the project “Palestinian civil society organizations Perspectives to face future challenges” implemented in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Palestine.
The 30th of November is the deadline for receiving nominations for Prince Talal International Prize
The Arab Gulf Development Programme for Development (AGFUND) announced that the 30th day of November 2019 is the deadline for receiving nominations for Prince Talal International Prize targeting the sixth goal of the SDGs 2030 "Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”.
PMRS launches the First stage of its project“Strengthening Health & Community Services Provided Through Medical Relief centers in the Gaza Strip"
On 19/10/2019, The Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) Launches the First stage in Gaza Emergency Cash for Work & Self- Employment support Project “Strengthening Health & Community Services Provided Through Medical Relief centers in the Gaza Strip”. Managed by NGO Development Centre (NDC), and Funded by the World Bank (WB).
Fares Al Arab Signs the C4W Contracts of the Graduates within Gaza Emergency Project- Cash for Work Component
Fares AL Arab for Development and Charity Works has signed on Tuesday afternoon, 22nd Oct, 2019 the contracts of “ Towards a Safe School Environment Through Temporary Employment of Graduates of Education and Psychology Counselling in the PA Schools in Gaza Governorate” which it implements under the management of NDC and funded by World Bank within Gaza Emergency Cash for Work and Self-Employment Support Project
Mercy USA Donates Us$ 300,000 to Sustaining Education Services for Visually Impaired Children in Gaza
Mercy USA for Aid and Development has contributed a generous donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to benefit some 500 visually impaired Palestine refugee students at the Rehabilitation Center for the Visually Impaired (RCVI) in Gaza.
The National Campaign for Retrieval of the bodies of Palestinian and Arab War Victims Open Letter to UNSCO
Open letter to the United Nations To the attention of: Mr António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, United Nations Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA
International community shows outstanding support to the UN Palestine Refugee Agency
26 June 2019- New York- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) received the outstanding support of the representatives of states and institutions at its annual international Pledging Conference held on 25 June in New York. Representatives of states and institutions unanimously commended the Agency’s role in preserving the rights and dignity of Palestine refugees and praised its staff members for their commitment in support of the human development of 5.4 million Palestine refugees in the Near East. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stated, “Today in New York, we witnessed another remarkable mobilization and great generosity in support of UNRWA. I am deeply grateful for the trust of United Nations (UN) member states, for the pledges of more than US$ 110 million, and for the commitment to the dignity and rights of Palestine refugees.”