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Fuel restrictions are curtailing aid efforts in Gaza, UN agencies said on Saturday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) led a "very high risk" mission to Al-Shifa Hospital amid reports of fresh attacks on UN schools and rising needs among more than 1.5 million displaced Palestinians in the continuing Israel-Palestine crisis. more
Israel-Palestine crisis: UN relief chief says humanitarian crisis in Gaza could get far worse

Fierce hostilities continue across Gaza from the air, sea, and on the ground, the UN’s top humanitarian official told Member States on Friday, reporting that 41,000 houses have now ...

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk says he is alarmed by reports of human rights abuses against Afghans forced to leave Pakistan

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk said today he was alarmed by reports that the arbitrary expulsion of Afghan nationals from Pakistan has been accompanied by abuse, including ill-tre ...

Israel-Palestine crisis: Body of 19-year-old Israeli woman soldier, who was kidnapped by Hamas, recovered from Gaza

The Israel Defence Forces on Friday (November 17, 2023) said the body of a 19-year-old Israeli soldier, who was kidnapped by Hamas members on October 7, has been found adjacent to the Shi ...

Israel-Palestine crisis: Body of 65-year-old woman hostage found close to Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza

The Israeli Defence Forces on Friday (November 17, 2023) said they have recovered the body of a 65-year-old hostage, who was abducted by Hamas members on October 7, close to the Al-Shifa ...

Senior UN official warns fuel shortage could put the brakes on trucks delivering aid to Gaza

Trucks transporting desperately needed aid into Gaza could stop rolling on Tuesday due to a lack of fuel, a senior official with the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, has warned.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Babies dying in hospital amid scenes of devastation in Gaza, claim UN humanitarians

More patients, including premature babies, have reportedly died in Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital which has gone three days without electricity amid intensifying Israeli military ope ...

Israel-Hamas conflict: UN agencies make plea for international action to end hospital attacks in Gaza

UN agencies issued an urgent call for international action on Sunday to end the ongoing attacks on hospitals, as Israeli forces battle Palestinian militants in the heart of the Gaza Strip ...

Senior UN official says attacks on or near Gaza hospitals ‘unconscionable, reprehensible and must stop’

Senior UN officials said on Saturday there could be no justification for any “acts of war” in or around any healthcare facilities, amidst reports that Gaza’s largest hos ...