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UN / MIDDLE EAST

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry said his office has brokered a trilateral agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations to enable the reconstruction in Gaza strip, involving the private sector in Gaza and giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / SCHOOL OPENING

UN schools in Gaza opened their doors to some 240,000 children after being used as shelters during the 50-day conflict.  The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) is rolling out an innovative three-phase approach and 7,800 UNRWA teachers have been trained to offer new methods of teaching. UNRWA    

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

In his first address to the Human Rights Council, the new United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that stopping "the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria" should be the highest priority of the international community. UNTV CH

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / WFP AID CROSSING

For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. WFP

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA CEASEFIRE

A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices adding that any peace effort that does not tackle the root causes of the crisis will do little more than set the stage for the next cycle of violence. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / SHELTERS

Several days into a fragile ceasefire, nearly 400,000 people are without homes – taking shelter in schools or staying with host families acrossGaza, exposing the magnitude and the urgency of scaling up the humanitarian response following weeks of conflict. UNICEF

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA CHILDREN

The head of the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) in Gaza told reporters that the situation for children in the besieged territory is "very dire." Pernilla Ironside, chief of the UNICEF Gaza Field Office, reported that in the last 48 hours, nine more children have been killed, bringing the total to 469 children killed from the start of [...]

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA

The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of Egyptian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA WRAP

Just hours before the expiration of the current temporary ceasefire, Special Coordinator Robert Serry emphasized that the efforts underway of the Israeli-Palestinian talks under Egyptian auspices was crucial to break the deadlock of violence and retaliation. He also urged the parties to reach an understanding on a durable ceasefire which also addresses the underlying issues afflicting [...]

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / FOOD AID

On 11 August the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) launched a special food distribution aiming to reach 730,000 conflict-affected people in Gaza.  WFP

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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