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

27 October

  • UN General Assembly adopts Gaza resolution calling for immediate and sustained ‘humanitarian truce’ (UN News)
  • UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini Remarks on the Situation in the Gaza Strip (UNRWA)
  • Statement by the Secretary-General – on the humanitarian situation in Gaza. (SG)
  • Food lifeline for desperate families in Gaza at risk without fuel (WFP)
  • Humanitarian Coordinator’s opening remarks to Geneva-based correspondents (Lynn Hastings, Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory)
  • Grave violence in Israel and Gaza has outraged the conscience of humanity, UN Commission of Inquiry says (OHCHR)
  • Gaza: UNESCO calls for an immediate halt to strikes against schools (UNESCO)
  • Gaza: Testimonies highlight grim plight of civilians expecting to die (UN News)

26 October

  • Worsening Tension, Unspeakable Violence, Grave Suffering in Middle East Must End Now, General Assembly President Says, Resuming Tenth Emergency Special Session (UNGA)
  • Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lynn Hastings, on the protection of all civilians in Gaza. (OCHA oPt)

25 October

  • Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter – on the situation in the Middle East.
  • War on Gaza: an unprecedented and devastating impact (UNESCWA)
  • Security Council Fails to Adopt Either of Two Draft Resolutions Addressing Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza.
  • WHO calls for immediate release, access to, and medical support for hostages taken by Hamas (WHO).
  • Blockade puts Gaza aid on the line, WHO spotlights soaring mental health needs in Israel. (UN News)
  • UN chief hits back at ‘false’ claim he justified Hamas terror attacks. (UN News)
  • Voices from Gaza: Hayam’s story (UN Women)

24 October

  • Statement by Francesca Albanese, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, delivered at the 78th Session of the General Assembly (UN Human Rights Office)
  • Lynn Hastings, Assistant Secretary-General, Humanitarian Coordinator in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Remarks on Behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. (OCHA oPt)
  • Amid Increasingly Dire Humanitarian Situation in Gaza, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Hamas Attacks Cannot Justify Collective Punishment of Palestinian People. (UN)
  • Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council – on the Middle East. (SG)
  • On United Nations Day, UNIFIL urges parties to cease fire. (UNIFIL)
  • The Day I Return Home (UNDP)
  • Child casualties in Gaza “a growing stain on our collective conscience” (UNICEF)

23 October

  • Israel-Palestine: Gaza death toll passes 5,000 with no ceasefire in sight (UN News)

22 October:

  • Statement from UNRWA CG – The Gaza Strip: Fuel is running out, without fuel, the humanitarian response will stop.
  • Israel-Palestine: Lack of fuel in Gaza now critical says WFP
  • Second aid convoy ‘another glimmer of hope’ for millions in Gaza: UN relief chief (UN News)

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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