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 November

  • UNRWA-WHO medical supply convoy reaches Al-Shifa hospital – Statement by UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (UNRWA / WHO)
  • Gaza: Destroying civilian housing and infrastructure is an international crime, warns UN expert
  • Risk of disease spread soars in Gaza as health facilities, water and sanitation systems disrupted (WHO)
  • Risk of disease spread soars in Gaza as health facilities, water and sanitation systems disrupted (WHO)
  • Gazans struggle for survival; aid reaches stricken hospital (UN News)

7 November

  • Fourth Committee Hears More Pleas for Humanitarian Truce in Gaza as Debate Concludes on Israeli Practices, Palestinian Rights (UNGA)
  • UN Human Rights Chief travels to the Middle East in context of conflict in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (UN Human Rights)
  • Israel-Palestine crisis: UN humanitarians plead for ‘access, access, access’ (UN News)

6 November

  • Secretary-General’s press conference on the Middle East (UNSG)
  • Speakers Voice Alarm at Rising Gaza Death Toll, West Bank Settler Violence as Fourth Committee Debates Israeli Practices in Occupied Lands (UN)
  • Israel-Palestine crisis: ‘Enough is enough’ say humanitarians (UN News)
  • Gaza: ‘Unfolding catastrophe’ makes humanitarian ceasefire more urgent (UN News)

5 November

  • WFP Chief makes urgent plea for safe, expanded humanitarian access to Gaza as food runs out (WFP)
  • Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, “We need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire”
  • WFP appeals for urgent expanded Gaza access with food supplies ‘dangerously low’ (UN News)

4 November

  • Remarks by UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to the United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee
  • Attacks on health care in Gaza Strip unacceptable, says WHO
  • Guterres ‘horrified’ by strike on ambulance convoy in Gaza (UN News)

3 November

  • More Funding Urgently Needed as UNRWA Struggles through ‘Shocking’ Gaza War, Fourth Committee Hears, amid Pleas for Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire (4th Committee)
  • Women and newborns bearing the brunt of the conflict in Gaza, UN agencies warn
  • Lynn Hastings, Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Remarks to Member States Briefing on the Situation in the oPt
  • Diary from Gaza: ‘There’s no time to mourn anyone or anything’ (WFP)
  • Israel-Palestine crisis: ‘It’s the innocent civilians who are losing’ (UN News)

2 November

  • As General Assembly Concludes Emergency Session, Delegates Underscore Urgent Need for Ceasefire, Humanitarian Aid, Immediate Release of Hamas-Held Hostages (UNGA)
  • Gaza is ‘running out of time’ UN experts warn, demanding a ceasefire to prevent genocide (Special Procedures)
  • The Gaza Strip: Four UNRWA Shelters Damaged in less than 24 hours (UNRWA)

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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