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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

22 November

  • INTERVIEW: UN General Assembly resolutions represent ‘the conscience of humanity’, President says (UN News)
  • Statement by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, on the agreement to release hostages in Gaza (UNSCO)
  • Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on the agreement to release hostages in Gaza (SG)
  • Note to Correspondents: On the agreement to release hostages in Gaza (SG)
  • Statement by the Protection Cluster for the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the Global Protection Cluster (Global Protection Cluster)
  • As bombs and hunger haunt Gaza, WFP and partners push to ramp up support (WFP)
  • Statement by WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain on the humanitarian pause in Gaza (WFP)
  • UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at the UN Security Council briefing on the protection of children in Gaza (UNICEF)
  • Statement by Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Gaza: Humanitarians stand ready to ramp up aid deliveries in wake of Israel, Hamas agreement (OCHA)
  • Briefing by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous to the 9,484th meeting of the UN Security Council on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question” (UN Women)

21 November

  • Gaza’s children running out of time: Water shortages spark disease alarm (UNICEF)
  • WHO staff member killed in Gaza (WHO)
  • Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General remarks at the Advisory Commission on UNRWA (UNRWA)

20 November

  • WHO appalled by latest attack on Indonesian Hospital in Gaza (WHO)
  • Letter to UNRWA Commissioner-General: Agency-wide Student Parliament Urgent Appeal for the Children of Gaza on Universal Children’s Day (UNRWA)
  • War and health crisis in Gaza a ‘recipe for epidemics’ warns WHO
  • First Person: ‘Severe shock’ as Gaza neighbourhoods are erased (UN News)

19 November

  • The Gaza Strip: UNRWA schools sheltering displaced people constantly hit (UNRWA)
  • Statement by the Secretary-General – on Gaza (SG)
  • Horrendous Gaza violence must stop (OHCHR)

18 November

  • The Gaza Strip: UNRWA finally receives fuel; much more is needed for humanitarian operations (UNRWA)
  • WHO leads very high-risk joint humanitarian mission to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza (WHO)

17 November

  • Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan KC, on the Situation in the State of Palestine: receipt of a referral from five States Parties.
  • Mr. Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator – Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip (OCHA)
  • Acting Deputy Commissioner-General Natalie Boucly United Nations General Assembly Briefing Statement (UNRWA)
  • “Protection of civilians is absolutely top priority” – Türk briefs UN General Assembly on Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (OHCHR)
  • WHO Director-General’s remarks at the Informal Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (WHO)

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

The snapshot provides a comprehensive overview of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza as of 3 July 2024

Resources
Videos
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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://unric.org/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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