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A PEOPLE IN DANGER

A People in Danger

Effects on Health of the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip

17 Feb 2017
This study aims primarily to describe the effects of the 2014 offensive, bearing in mind the conditions created by the blockade and previous offensives, on the health and well-being of adults (18+ years of age) living in Gaza. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) conducted the stud...
PATHWAYS TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY

Pathways Towards Food Security in the Arab Region

An Assessment of Wheat Availability

17 Feb 2017
This study includes a review of the various regional initiatives that relate to wheat in order to reflect the results of the assessment of wheat availability into useful regional policy directions that can help the region to enhance wheat availability. The outcome of the review coupled with the r...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #24

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Issue No. 24

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
17 Feb 2017
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2014 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...
SYRIA AT WAR FIVE YEARS ON

Syria at War

Five Years On

17 Feb 2017
This report focuses on socioeconomic ramifications of the conflict in Syria five years on; it examines the European Union’s humanitarian cooperation with Syria and region, the flow of refugees and migrants to Syria’s neighbours and Europe, and the impact of the unilateral economic measures on the...
STAT ABSTRACT ARAB REGION #34

Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 34

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Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
3 Jan 2017
The thirty-fourth issue of the Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in all fourteen Arab Region member countries. The Abstract is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force;...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2015-16

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
29 Nov 2016
The economic and political uncertainty which has characterized the Arab region in the wake of the 2011 transitions and upheaval continues to restrain the region’s prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic expansion remains stalled, with persistently low global oil prices adding a...
2015 SITU RPT INTL MIGRATION

2015 Situation Report on International Migration

Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region

28 Oct 2016
The 2015 Situation Report on International Migration is published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with member agencies of the Working Group on International Migration in the Ara...
ARAB SUS DEV RPT #1 2015

Arab Sustainable Development Report First Edition, 2015

28 Oct 2016
In September 2015, Governments worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using the SDGs as a thematic reference, the report examines progress on securing human dignity and well-being in the Arab countries and w...
ARAB DEV OUTLOOK VISION 2030

Arab Development Outlook

Vision 2030

25 Oct 2016
The Arab region is in crisis and it is easy to succumb to pessimism about its future. This report, however, embraces a vision of hope: one that illustrates the many ways in which the region can act to ensure its future security and prosperity. It envisages a day when authoritarianism, occupation,...
CHILD MARR HUM SET ARAB REG

Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

Dynamics, Challenges and Policy Options

14 Oct 2016
This study tackles the issue of female child marriage in the Arab region, particularly in conflict and humanitarian settings. It explores the causes of this problem, with a distinction between such structural determinants as family and community relations and gender roles that have long been pres...