UN / UNRWA APPEAL

09-Jan-2017 00:02:22
With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in Syria, facing humanitarian crises, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today launched an $813 million emergency aid appeal. UNIFEED / FILE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED / UNRWA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 JANUARY 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

09 JANUARY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Our colleagues at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched today two international appeals totalling $813 million to fund the emergency response to the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, including those displaced into Lebanon and Jordan.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Agency’s emergency appeal this year for the occupied Palestinian territory totals more than $402 million, while its emergency appeal for the Syrian regional crisis amounts to $411 million.”

FILE – UNRWA - 12 MAY 2016, DAMASCUS, SYRIA

7. Wide shot, workers in UNRWA Elementary School Dallata Beit Jibrin in Qabr Essit
8. Med shot, worker on railing in school
9. Close up, worker carrying buckets in yard.
10. Various shots, Commissioner General for UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, in classroom
11. Close up, kid being examined
12. Various shots, people at a UNRWA clinic
13. Various shots, distribution of humanitarian aid

FILE – UNRWA – 2015, GAZA, PALESTINE

14. Wide shot, boys getting ready for classes at school yard
15. Various shots, boys at school yard
16. Various shots, girls getting ready for classes at school yard
17. Med shot, boys and girls getting into school
18. Close up, girl writing
19. Wide shot, girl students at class
20. Close up, boy student raising his hand
21. Close up, boy writing
22. Wide shot, boy students at class-room
STORYLINE
With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in Syria, facing humanitarian crises, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today launched an $813 million emergency aid appeal.

United Nations Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, told reporters in New York that the appeal is aimed at funding “the emergency response to the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, including those displaced into Lebanon and Jordan.”

Of the requested $813 million, $402 is targeted for Palestine refugees in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. This would allow nearly one million refugees in Gaza to receive food aid and provide rental assistance to 6,500 families who lost their homes during the 2014 hostilities as well as repairs for more than 50,00 families whose homes have been damaged or destroyed. It would also cover food insecure refugees in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Among refugees in occupied Palestinian territory, the rate of unemployment is 43.2 per cent in Gaza and 19.5 per cent in the West Bank. Hundreds of thousands are food insecure and children, especially those in Gaza, require psychosocial support due to trauma.

The remaining $411 million in the request is intended to provide humanitarian assistance, protection, and basic services to 430,000 Palestine refugees inside Syria, 30,000 who have fled to Lebanon, and almost 17,000 who are now in Jordan due to the ongoing conflict. Some 95 per cent of Palestine refugees from Syria are in dire need of sustained humanitarian assistance. In Lebanon, 50 per cent live in camps and 85 per cent living in Jordan are categorized as vulnerable or extremely vulnerable.

UNRWA is the largest direct provider of assistance to Palestine refugees who have suffered as a result of the Syrian conflict, providing cash assistance, water and sanitation, food and essential non-food items, shelter, health, education, livelihoods, microfinance, and protection.
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