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UN / GAZA UPDATE

A UN spokesperson said that a team from the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which included an international weapons expert, went to the school at Beit Hanoun to survey the aftermath of the attack   but the team was forced to leave the area after gunfire was heard around the school. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA ARRIA

The Chair of the Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro , said that  in the conflict in Syria "nobody, no party, is respecting any rules of engagement. And this is terrific as who is suffering because of this impunity, of this disrespect for the rules of engagement is the civilian population [...]

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNRWA ATTACK

A UN spokesperson said that at this stage they "do not know" and "cannot verify who attacked the compound, adding that "there should be no attacks by any side on UNRWA facilities, especially at this point when they are hosting so many innocent civilians who have been seeking shelter with them." UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC GAZA VOTE WRAP

The United Nations' top human rights body has adopted a resolution that 'condemns in the strongest terms' the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms' in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since Israeli military operations last month. UNTV CH

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY GAZA

The UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay has called onIsrael, Hamas and all Palestinian armed groups not to target civilians in the current conflict, adding that not abiding by the principles of international humanitarian law "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity." UNTV CH

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING

Upon his return from Ethiopia, the Director of the Operational Division of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, reported that malnutrition rates among the 180,000 refugees from South Sudan seeking shelter in the Gambela region of Ethiopia "are among the worst anywhere in the world." On Gaza, Ging said the [...]

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

DUBAI / GAZA AIRLIFT

As the number of killed and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies are coordinating an emergency response and are airlifting relief supplies from Dubai, United Arab Emirates into Jordan, from where  the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is transporting and distributing to the thousands of vulnerable displaced families in Gaza.  IHC/UNRWA

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISRAEL PALESTINE CONFLICT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope that current Middle East negotiations “will lead to results and an end to the fighting in the very near future" between Israel and Hamas.   UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA UPDATE

A United Nations spokesperson said that the UN agency charged with ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) is now housing up to 80,000 people in its various shelters and relief centers and UNRWA's schools, representing about the five percent of the entire population. On Sunday evening, the Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire [...]

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISRAEL PALESTINE

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman called again for an immediate end to the indiscriminate firing of rockets by Hamas into Israel and Israeli retaliatory action, adding that all parties must respect international humanitarian and human right law. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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