Gaza: News, Stories & Official Statements

What you need to know about the United Nations response to the conflict in the Middle East.

197
UN staff killed
38,295
Deaths
88,241
Injured
1.9
million people displaced

Source: UNRWA, 12 July 2024

8 December

  • US vetoes resolution on Gaza which called for ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’ (UN News)
  • Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution Demanding Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza on Account of Veto by United States. (UN)
  • Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council – on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question (SG)
  • SG Spokesperson noon briefing highlights (SG)
  • UN Special Representative Pramila Patten expresses grave concern about reports of sexual violence against hostages in Hamas captivity (SRSG-SVC)
  • Statement by WFP Deputy Executive Director after visit to Gaza (WFP)
  • The Gaza Strip: In the darkest hour as humanitarian situation untenable (UNRWA)
  • Opinion: We must prevent humanitarian aid from being used as an instrument of war (LA Times)

7 December

  • SG Spokesperson noon briefing highlights
  • Mr. Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator – Transcript of Press Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Gaza (OCHA)
  • UN relief chief: ‘No place safe’ for civilians in southern Gaza (OCHA)
  • Letter from UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to the UN General Assembly President Mr. Dennis Francis (UNRWA)
  • Relief Efforts in Gaza Near Collapse, Ceasefire Urgently Needed (IOM Chief)

6 December

  • Gaza: Guterres invokes ‘most powerful tool’ Article 99, in bid for humanitarian ceasefire (UN News)
  • Letter by the Secretary-General to the President of Security Council invoking Article 99 of the United Nations Charter (SG)
  • Gaza – Food Security Assessment – December 2023 (WFP)
  • Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk at press conference ahead of Human Rights Day (OHCHR)

5 December

  • Statement by the World Food Programme on growing humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza (WFP)

4 December

  • Gaza: ‘In this war, everything is different’ (UNDP)

3 December

  • Gaza: Unbearable suffering of civilians demands end to violence – Türk (OHCHR)
  • Child deaths in the Gaza strip due to disease and malnutrition can and must be prevented (UNICEF)

1 December

  • The war on children resumes – Geneva Palais briefing note (UNICEF)
  • Shock and terror in Gaza as bombardment of shattered enclave resumes (UN News)
  • Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on resumption of hostilities in Gaza (OHCHR)
  • UN Human Rights Office – OPT: Dramatic rise in detention of Palestinians across occupied West Bank (OHCHR)
  • UN Women statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza (UN Women)
  • Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on the resumption of fighting in Gaza (UNICEF)
  • Statement by Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, on Gaza (OCHA)
  • Spreading unsubstantiated claims about UNRWA must immediately stop (UNRWA)
  • United Nations World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye to provide four million meals to support emergency humanitarian efforts in Gaza (WFP)

The extreme level of fighting and devastation in Gaza is incomprehensible and inexcusable.

Nowhere is safe. Everywhere is a potential killing zone.

It is high time for the parties to show the political courage and political will to finally reach a deal.

António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations (15 July)

KEY RESOURCES

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA):

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

United Nations

Resources
Videos
Visuals

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

  • Flash Appeal for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2023 Extension through March 2024
  • Gaza Humanitarian Response Update | 10 – 23 June
  • Gaza Strip: Internal Displacement from Rafah Governorate | 9 June 2024
  • Gaza Strip: Humanitarian access constraints | 24 June 2024
  • Humanitarian Access Snapshot – Gaza Strip | 1 – 31 May

UNOSAT Maps – Gaza Damage:

OCHA – Situation in Lebanon:

UNRWA

UN-I-SPAL:

The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine
Gaza-Israel: Escalation of Violence:

United Nations in Palestine (Resident Coordinator Office)

UN News Middle East and الحالة في الشرق الأوسط | | أخبار الأمم المتحدة

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

UNRIC Library Backgrounders:

ILO:

  • Report: Impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Bulletin No. 2

IOM:

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC):

UNDP:

  • Expected Socio-Economic Impacts on the State of Palestine – Update (April 2024) (ESCWA/UNDP)

UNESCO:

UNHCR:

UNICEF:

UNFPA:

UN WOMEN:

  • Gender alert: Voices of strength: Contributions of Palestinian women-led organizations to the humanitarian response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory [EN/AR]
  • A gender analysis of the impact of the war in Gaza on vital services essential to women’s and girls’ health, safety, and dignity
  • In-focus: The conflict in Gaza (dedicated website)
  • Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza (UN Women)
  • UN Women Palestine 6-month response framework (UN Women)

WFP:

2023/24 – WFP Palestine – Monthly Market Dashboard

WHO:

ReliefWeb – Occupied Palestinian Territory
http://reliefweb.int/country/pse

Gaza Strip: Access Constraints on Humanitarian Aid (27 March 2024)
Gaza Strip: Access Constraints on Humanitarian Aid (27 March 2024)
Impact of health attacks in the West Bank (7 October 2023 until 12 March 2024)
Impact of health attacks in the West Bank (7 October 2023 until 12 March 2024)
Lebanon: At a Glance - Escalation of hostilities in South Lebanon, as of 7 March 2024
Lebanon: At a Glance - Escalation of hostilities in South Lebanon, as of 7 March 2024
Flash Appeal for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2023 Extension through March 2024
Flash Appeal for the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2023 Extension through March 2024
200 days of War – Health Cluster Overview (WHO)
200 days of War – Health Cluster Overview (WHO - 25 April 2024)
oPt: Humanitarian Fund Dashboard (February 2024)
oPt: Humanitarian Fund Dashboard (February 2024)
Education under attack in the Gaza Strip, as of 30 January 2024
Education under attack in the Gaza Strip, as of 30 January 2024
oPt Emergency Situation Update 20 (As of 11 January 2024 at 13:00)
oPt Emergency Situation Update 20 (As of 11 January 2024 at 13:00)
Gaza: Partners presence by governorate (directly implementing partners) (as of 17 January 2024)
Gaza: Partners presence by governorate (directly implementing partners) (as of 17 January 2024)
https://e4k4c4x9.rocketcdn.me/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2024/01/100-days-of-war-Health-Cluster-Overview.pdf
oPt: 100 days of war - Health Cluster Overview
Overview of the damage to agricultural land and infrastructure due to the conflict in the Gaza Strip as of 31 December 2023
Overview of the damage to agricultural land and infrastructure due to the conflict in the Gaza Strip as of 31 December 2023
Impact of health attacks in the Gaza Strip (Update 28 November 2023)
Impact of health attacks in the Gaza Strip, as of 28 November
Gaza response: Palestine Logistics Cluster - One month after activation (16 November 2023)
Gaza response: Palestine Logistics Cluster - One month after activation (16 November 2023)
oPt: a Month of War (Update 6 November 2023)
oPt: a Month of War (Update 6 November 2023)
Health System Functioning: Gaza, 7 October - 6 November 2023
Health System Functioning: Gaza, 7 October - 6 November 2023
Aid Trucks Crossing From Egypt to Gaza (As of 15 November 2023)
Aid Trucks Crossing From Egypt to Gaza (As of 15 November 2023)
Gaza updated flash appeal
Occupied Palestinian Territory - Flash Appeal, as of 3 November 2023
Gaza Strip critical water and wastewater infrastructure, as of 22 October
Gaza Strip critical water and wastewater infrastructure, as of 22 October
Health Attacks in the oPt (7-17 October 2023)
Health Attacks in the oPt (7-17 October 2023)
Gaza hospital evacuation orders map
Hospital Evacuation Orders Mapping as of 16th October 2023

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