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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

21 October

  • Secretary-General’s remarks to Cairo Summit for Peace
  • Joint statement by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO on humanitarian supplies crossing into Gaza
  • From UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini – The Gaza Strip: The protection of civilians an absolute, solemn obligation at all times. (UNRWA)
  • UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator Martin Griffith welcomed the entry of an aid convoy into Gaza on Saturday.
  • WFP Calls for Sustained Access to Gaza as Humanitarian Convoy Brings First Food Supplies Across Border
  • First deliveries of life-saving supplies for children enter Gaza – UNICEF renews appeal for sustained humanitarian access to provide desperately needed assistance as situation worsens. (UNICEF)
  • Special Coordinator Urges Need to Shield Lebanon from Conflict.(UNSCOL)
  • Statement by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, on the Situation in the Middle East, 21 October 2023 (UNSCO)
  • Four trucks carrying WHO health supplies have started to move towards the Rafah border crossing, on their way to Gaza. (WHO)
  • UN welcomes first Gaza aid convoy, but more are needed (UN News)

20 October

  • Secretary-General’s Press Encounter at the Al-Arish Airport in Egypt
  • Secretary-General’s press encounter in front of the Rafah Border Crossing in Egypt
  • Press release: UN Women report reveals devastating impact of the crisis in Gaza on women and girls. (UN Women)
  • Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza. (UN Women)
  • UN Women rapid assessment and humanitarian response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. (UN Women)
  • Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza (UN Women)

19 October

  • Secretary-General Guterres press encounter after meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • “More delays will result in more suffering and more deaths.” – WHO Director-General’s remarks.
  • People in Gaza have no accessible means of communicating digitally. Without trusted information, people are unable to make informed decisions. (CDAC Network)
  • UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner – Statement on Israel/occupied Palestinian territory
  • Power Supply Assessment and Evolution in Gaza Strip (Occupied Palestinian Territory) using VIIRS Nighttime Light Imagery as of 19 October 2023. (UNOSAT)

18 October

  • Israel-Gaza: UN chief urges ceasefire, region ‘on the precipice’ (UN News)
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) is stockpiling 310 metric tons of food at the Gaza border ready for dispatch to people in desperate need.
  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has reportedly risen to over 1 million, including over 500,000 in UNRWA-designated emergency shelters. (IOM)
  • “We are on the brink of a major health and sanitation crisis” – Statement of UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to the participants of the 18th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
  • IOM Flash Appeal seeks to mobilize USD 69.13M over the next 6 months to assist 733,500 affected civilians in the Palestinian Territories and neighboring countries. (IOM)

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
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://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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