As the Security Council prepared to meet once again in New York on Friday for a long-delayed vote on a pause in fighting to allow more aid into Gaza, UN rights chief Volker Türk added his voice to deep concerns over the rising threat of famine across the Strip. more
‘Ten weeks of hell’ for children in Gaza: UNICEF

Gaza is by far the most dangerous place in the world to be a child and deaths of youngsters from disease will likely surpass those from bombardment in the absence of a ceasefire, the UN C ...

Israel government revokes UN humanitarian official's visa

The Israeli government on Wednesday cancelled the visa for UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Palestinian territories Lynn Hastings after she refused to speak against Hamas.

UNRWA official says more than 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza

A top UN official has said over 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza amid the ongoing clash between Israel and Hamas members.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Gaza doctors 'terrified of deadly disease outbreak amid aid teams race to deliver

As the pause in fighting in Gaza appeared to enter a fifth day on Tuesday, UN humanitarians warned that aid deliveries needed to multiply immediately to save the lives of the injured and ...

Israel-Hamas crisis: 11 more hostages released

As many as 11 hostages, who were in Hamas captivity, were released on Monday (November 27, 2023) and handed over to Israeli authorities, media reports said.

Israel-Hamas crisis: Temporary truce extended by two days, 11 more hostages released

Israel and Hamas have decided to extend their temporary truce by two days on Monday (November 27, 2023).

Gaza: Vital aid reaches shattered north as Israel-Hamas ceasefire enters fourth day

Desperate Gazans in the north of the enclave had their first sip of clean water in weeks on Monday as a continuing pause in fighting enabled broadening aid access to the Strip, UN humanit ...

Israel-Hamas discuss possibility of increasing temporary ceasefire as four-day truce enters final day

With the truce between Hamas and Israel entering its fourth and final day on Monday (November 27, 2023), both sides are discussing a possibility of extending the temporary ceasefire.

Israel-Palestine temporary ceasefire: Nine-year-old Emily Hand, who was thought to be dead, released from Hamas captivity after 50 days

Nine-year-old Emily Hand, who was initially thought to have been killed in the October 7 attack on Israel, returned to her family after being held hostage by the Hamas militants for 50 da ...