Gaza: News, Stories & Official Statements

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

194
UN staff killed
38,193
Deaths
87,903
Injured
1.7
million people displaced

Source: UNRWA, 3 July 2024

11 November

  • UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini addresses the Joint Emergency Summit of the League of Arab States and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (UNRWA)
  • UNFPA statement on the dire situation of hospitals in Gaza (UNFPA)
  • Lives of one million children ‘hanging by a thread,’ as child health services almost collapse across the Gaza Strip (UNICEF)
  • Attacks on or near Gaza hospitals ‘unconscionable, reprehensible and must stop’: Relief chief (UN News)

10 November

  • In Dialogue with EU and European Partners, UNRWA Reiterates Call for Humanitarian Ceasefire and Respect of International Humanitarian Law in Gaza (UNRWA)
  • Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OHCHR)
  • Children with cancer evacuated from Gaza for treatment to Egypt and Jordan (WHO)
  • World Health Organization Chief, Briefing Security Council on War in Gaza, Joins Calls for Immediate Ceasefire, Unfettered Humanitarian Access (Security Council)
  • OpEd by Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini: An immediate Gaza humanitarian cease-fire can avert a much larger catastrophe (UNRWA)
  • Israel-Palestine crisis: Amid war crimes fears, UN rights chief renews calls to stop violence, free hostages (UN News)
  • After a month of siege, bombardments and a health system obliterated, pregnant women in Gaza are caught in a catastrophe (UNFPA)
  • Gazans in their own words: ‘We need everything. We need safety. We need peace’ (WFP)

9 November

  • Secretary-General’s video message to the International Humanitarian Conference for the Civilian Population in Gaza (SG)
  • Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths Remarks at the International Humanitarian Conference for the Civilian Population in Gaza. (OCHA)
  • Statement of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini at International Conference on Gaza (UNRWA)
  • Office of the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, noon briefing, 9 November (UNSG)
  • ILO launches funding appeal to respond to critical needs of Palestinian workers and employers (ILO)
  • UNRWA launches US$481 million appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory (UNRWA)
  • Fourth Committee Approves Six Draft Resolutions, All by Recorded Vote, Addressing Middle East Situation and Palestinian Question (UNGA)
  • Second Committee Approves Three Resolutions, Including Text Demanding Israel Cease Exploitation of Natural Resources in Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syrian Golan (UNGA)
  • Israel-Palestine crisis: Silence the guns, UN relief chief tells Paris forum (UN News)
  • Gaza: ‘Humanitarian pauses’ will need coordination with the UN (UN News)
  • The carnage simply must stop – Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of UNRWA (Washington Post)

Further escalation between Israel & Hezbollah will only guarantee more suffering & devastation to communities in Lebanon & Israel.

And more potentially catastrophic consequences for the region & the world.

It is time for reason & rationality.

António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations (21 June)

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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