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IRIN : Aid work delayed by barriers

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial goods bottle-necked at Kerem Shalom crossing along the Gaza-Israel border RAMALLAH, 10 May 2011 (IRIN) – The delivery of humanitarian aid to the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT) has been hampered by severe restrictions on staff movements, hurting the quality, scope and sustainability of operations, say the […]

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UNRWA hobbled by unwieldy customs procedures on Gaza border

RAMALLAH, 28 March 2011 (IRIN) – Israeli trucker Nazar Zarro hoists himself up into the cab of his articulated lorry loaded with emergency flour supplies bound for UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food distribution centres in the Gaza Strip. Zarro makes the 100km trip from Israel’s Ashdod port to Kerem Shalom crossing – where […]

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IRIN :Blockade frustrates Gaza students

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Undergraduate students on the green at Islamic University in Gaza City RAMALLAH, 16 March 2011 (IRIN) – The next generation in the Gaza Strip may be less educated, less professional and perhaps more radical because an Israeli blockade has restricted educational and employment opportunities, say UN and other sources. The four-year blockade […]

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IRIN Middle East | OPT: Intra-Palestinian strife hits health care in Gaza | OPT | Early Warning | Governance | Health & Nutrition | Human Rights | Security

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Gaza health ministry officials sorting donated drugs and medical supplies; they are often expired or not what is required, according to WHO RAMALLAH, 14 February 2011 (IRIN) – The main reason for the worsening shortages of essential drugs and medical supplies in the Gaza Strip is that the Palestinian Authority (PA) ministry […]

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