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UN / SYRIA

The UN humanitarian agency said that over the past six months, “the collective punishment of civilians” has continued and that 241,000 people still remain under siege. Nearly "one in two Syrians is either internally displaced or is a refugee." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Aug 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 »

GENEVA / MIDDLE EAST POLIO

The United Nations needs "regular access" to vaccinate 765,000 Syrian children living in hard to reach places against polio in a bid to stop the disease spreading further in the country, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.  UNTV CH

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN MIDDLE EAST

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel and called on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to exercise "maximum restraint" and to respect international obligations to protect civilians. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN PERES

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with President Shimon Peres of Israel expressing appreciation for the Israeli leader’s continued contribution and devotion for peace in the Middle East. UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISRAEL-PALESTINE

UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman reported that intensive search operations in the West Bank for the three Israeli students abducted nearHebronon 12 June are ongoing with a corresponding increase in violence in theWest Bank.  Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said that under international lawIsraelcannot "collectively punish the entire nation ofPalestine." UNIFEED – UNTV

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

WHO / MERS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the outbreak of the deadly MERS virus currently "does not present a global emergency."  WHO

17 Jun 2014 | Read More »

IMF / MIDDLE EAST ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Economic growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is expected to strengthen this year, but weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits continue to pose risks to this outlook, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment. IMF

6 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / FELTMAN MIDDLE EAST

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told Security Council that the latest surge of fighting shows that the fragile status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is not sustainable. UNTV

18 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

In his first news conference of the new year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (10 Jan) said "the situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse," highlighting the immediate need to end the fighting in those countries. UNTV

10 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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