Occupied Palestinian territory

UN underscores Gaza blockade impact and health needs one year after ceasefire


25 August 2015 GAZA:  A delegation of UN agencies made a media field tour in Gaza to draw attention to the continuing challenges for residents across all sectors as they try to rebuild lives and livelihoods one year after the ceasefire which ended the 51-day summer war.

Mr Robert Piper, Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, said "The blockade is having a devastating impact on Gaza. [And] it’s not clear by any means that the blockade is making Israel safer today,” he said.  

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WHO mobilizes medical supplies funded by the Russian Federation for the Ministry of Health

27 April 2015: Ramallah – During a handover ceremony in the Ministry of Health in Ramallah H.E. the Palestinian Minister of Health Dr Jawad Awwad welcomed the latest shipment of...

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In focus

WHO in the occcupied Palestinian territory is seeking to recruit 3 technical officers. Details of each position are available from the following: Mental Health Officer (NOA) Gaza (deadline 26 August, 2015) Health Systems Officer (NOB)...

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