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Children’s shoes left behind illustrate chaos of fleeing Khan Younis: UN humanitarians

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, reached one of its now-abandoned schools in Khan Younis at the weekend, where thousands of people appeared to have left at a moment’s notice, fearing further intense Israeli bombardment.

Ships from Turkey planning to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza stopped from sailing: Report

Istanbul: Guinea-Bissau authorities halted the departure of a three-ship flotilla headed towards Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid from Turkey, media reported.

Gaza’s unexploded ordnance could take 14 years to clear, say experts

Making Gaza safe again from unexploded bombs could take 14 years, UN demining experts said on Friday.

Syria crisis intensifies in shadow of Gaza war

The war in Gaza continues to cast a dark shadow over the wider Middle East region, in particular Syria where a series of strikes and attacks are exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Thursday.

Gaza: Heatwave brings new misery and disease risk to Rafah

Unexpected blistering temperatures across Gaza have added to the daily misery faced by the enclave’s people and sparked new fears of disease outbreaks amid a lack of sufficient clean water and waste disposal, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

Amid campus crackdowns, Gaza war triggers freedom of expression crisis

Across the United States, “heads are rolling” at the top of some Ivy League universities amid a campus-wide crackdown on students protesting Israel’s war in Gaza, shining a spotlight on the question of freedom of expression worldwide, said UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan.

UN coordinator in Gaza announces new plan to deliver lifesaving aid

A new mechanism for getting lifesaving aid into Gaza will start in the coming days, UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator Sigrid Kaag announced in a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday.

Pro-Palestinian protesters refuse to disband from Columbia University

Pro-Palestinian students have refused to disband from the main campus of Columbia University in the US despite a midnight deadline being set by the institution's president.

Latest hunger data shows extent of famine risk in Gaza, Sudan and beyond

Dangerous levels of acute hunger affected a staggering 281.6 million people last year - the fifth year in a row that food insecurity has worsened - heightening growing fears of famine and “widespread death” from Gaza to Sudan and beyond, UN agencies warned on Wednesday.

UN rights office says mass graves in Gaza amid ongoing Palestine-Israel war show victims’ hands were tied

Disturbing reports continue to emerge about mass graves in Gaza in which Palestinian victims were reportedly found stripped naked with their hands tied, prompting renewed concerns about possible war crimes amid ongoing Israeli airstrikes, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Independent review panel releases final report on UNRWA

An independent panel released its much-awaited report on Monday about the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), providing 50 recommendations and noting that Israeli authorities have yet to provide proof of their claims that UN staff are involved with terrorist organisations.

Antonio Guterres upholds UNRWA as a ‘lifeline’ following receipt of independent panel’s report

UN chief António Guterres issued an appeal on Monday to “actively support” the UN agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, adding that he accepted the final findings of an independent probe into the organisation, launched amid serious unconfirmed allegations of UNRWA collusion with Hamas fighters and as part of efforts to assess whether the agency was doing everything within its power to ensure neutrality.

How a single Israeli strike on a Gaza IVF centre took away 5,000 lives: Report

Gaza: An Israeli air strike on Gaza's largest fertility clinic last December dealt a massive blow to the hopes of infertile couples as the explosion resulted in the destruction of over 4,000 embryos along with 1,000 specimens of sperm and unfertilized eggs, reported Reuters.

October 7 Hamas attack survivor thanks India for 'supporting' Israel, praises PM Moodi

Calling India a 'true friend', an Israeli woman, who survived the October 7 attack by Hamas, has thanked Indian PM Narendra Modi for extending continuous support towards her nation.

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu says date set for Rafah ground offensive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the date to begin the ground offensive into Rafah city of Gaza has been set.