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

16 November

  • Gaza: UN experts call on international community to prevent genocide against the Palestinian people (OHCHR)
  • Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Humanitarian chiefs will not take part in unilateral proposals to create “safe zones” in Gaza (IASC)
  • UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk briefs States on his visit to the Middle East (OHCHR)
  • Gaza faces widespread hunger as food systems collapse, warns WFP

15 November

  • Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on her visit to Gaza (UNICEF)
  • Statement by the UN Human Rights Office – OPT on access to humanitarian assistance to Gaza (OHCHR)
  • Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator – Full Transcript of Press Encounter, Geneva (OCHA)
  • The carnage in Gaza cannot be allowed to continue. Here are the steps to rein it in (OCHA)
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution on the situation in Gaza puts children first (OSRSG Children and Armed Conflict)
  • Gaza continues to have huge needs for fuel amid siege and war (UNRWA)
  • UN emergency relief chief unveils 10-point plan ‘to rein in the carnage’ (UN News)
  • “A day I won’t forget” – An Israeli paediatrician and her 8-year-old daughter look back on October 7 (WHO)
  • Gaza: ‘Hospitals are not battlegrounds’, children’s suffering must stop, UN humanitarians say (UN News)

14 November

  • Secretary-General Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza (SG).
  • Humanitarian operations will grind to a halt in the Gaza Strip due to lack of fuel (UNRWA)
  • Desperate calls and urgent appeals go unanswered as civilians are caught in collapsed buildings or trapped by ongoing ground battles (OHCHR oPt)
  • Statement by Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, on the renewed escalation of violence in Darfur, Sudan (UN)
  • Besieged Gaza hospital misery continues while rainfall prompts new health scare (UN News)
  • Born into war: about 15,000 babies expected to be born into crisis in Gaza by end of 2023 (UNFPA)

13 November

  • UNRWA guesthouse in Southern Gaza receives three direct hits from Israeli Forces’ naval bombardment (UNRWA).
  • Shelling of United Nations Compound in Gaza City (UNDP)
  • WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Member State information session on Health Emergencies (WHO)
  • Gaza City: Babies dying in hospital amid scenes of devastation (UN News)
  • UNRWA lowers flags in global UN mourning for killed UNRWA colleagues in Gaza (UNRWA)
  • Fuel shortage could put the brakes on trucks delivering aid to Gaza (UN News)

12 November

  • WHO loses communication with contacts in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza amid reports of attacks (WHO)
  • UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO Regional Directors call for immediate action to halt attacks on health care in Gaza (WHO)
  • Statement by the Director-General on the food security situation in Gaza (FAO)
  • UN agencies make plea for international action to end hospital attacks (UN News)

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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