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

19 March

  • Gaza: Increasing numbers of newborns on brink of death, agencies warn (UN News)

18 March

  • #UNRWAworks. Frontline heroes: the race against the clock to avert famine (UNRWA)
  • Famine imminent in northern Gaza, new report warns (WFP)
  • Projected famine in Gaza: FAO urges immediate access to deliver urgent and critical assistance at scale (FAO)
  • Palestinian unemployment rate set to soar to 57 per cent during first quarter of 2024 (ILO)
  • Famine in Gaza is imminent, with immediate and long-term health consequences (WHO)

13 March

  • At least one UNRWA staff killed when Israeli forces hit UNRWA centre used for food and lifesaving supplies (UNRWA)

12 March

  • For the first time in weeks, UN aid teams reach Gaza City (UN News)
  • Humanitarian Needs and Response Update | 5 – 11 March 2024 (OCHA)

7 March

  • Gaza: Starvation claims more young lives as UN advocates for new aid routes (UN News)
  • ‘They destroyed us’: North Gazans flee homes in search of food and shelter (UN News)
  • Statement by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, on Reported Advancement of Israeli Settlement Plans (UNSCO)

6 March

  • Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) (ICJ)

5 March

  • WFP food deliveries to northern Gaza face further setbacks (WFP)
  • Gaza: Efforts to deliver food aid to stricken north ‘largely unsuccessful’ (UN News)

4 March

  • Mission report: Official visit of the Office of the SRSG-SVC to Israel and the occupied West Bank, 29 January – 14 February 2024 (SRSG-Sexual Violence in Conflict)
  • Statement of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA to the General Assembly (UNRWA)
  • Following visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms.Patten, finds sexual violence occurred on 7 Oct, and against hostages and calls for a fully-fledged investigation (OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict)

3 March

Statement by Adele Khodr, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on malnourished babies in Gaza slowly perishing under the world’s gaze (UNICEF)

1 March

  • ‘I need food for my children – that’s it’: In Gaza, EU support is a lifeline for people facing famine (WFP)

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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