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Gaza: We must prevent a large-scale offensive in Rafah, UN pleads

The Secretary-General and the UN human rights chief said again on Sunday that a large-scale Israeli offensive in Rafah must be prevented at all costs, warning of catastrophic consequences in the densely populated southern area in Gaza.

Gaza war spillover compounds misery for most vulnerable in Lebanon

Children as young as four are being forced to go to work in Lebanon amid a “massive collapse” in humanitarian funding and escalating hostilities on the country’s southern border with Israel that threaten to spiral into a “full-scale war”, UN child experts said on Tuesday.

Gaza at ‘most dangerous’ stage amid huge unexploded weapons risk, warns expert

The head of UN peacekeeping and demining reiterated calls on Monday for a ceasefire in Gaza as a first step to returning the war-ravaged enclave to some normality, while mine clearance experts warned that the Strip is now at its “most dangerous period”.

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.

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.

World court issues fresh measures for Israel as Gaza crisis deepens

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday issued new provisional measures for Israel as the humanitarian situation in bombarded and besieged Gaza continues to deteriorate.

Joe Biden interacts with PM Netanyahu, voices 'deep concern' over Israel's possible Rafah operation

US President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday (Match 18, 2024), when he expressed 'deep concern' over Israel's possible ground operation in Rafah.

UN claims roughly 9,000 women killed so far in Gaza conflict

The Gaza conflict “is also a war on women”, who continue to suffer its devastating impacts, the UN agency championing gender equality has said.

Gazans eating wild plants to survive, claims UN

UN News has learned that out of desperation, some Gazans have resorted to selling wild plants with little nutritional value, in the markets of their devastated enclave. In this special report, Ziad Taleb spoke to some of the young people trying to make a living, despite the ever-present dangers.

Israeli military claims its soldiers encircled Gaza city of Khan Yunis, eliminated 'dozens of terrorists'

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Tuesday it had managed to encircle the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strio and advance deep into the area as part of an "extensive" operation that resulted in the elimination of "dozens of terrorists."

Antonio Guterres repeats call for Gaza ceasefire, release of hostages at Non-Aligned Movement summit

UN Secretary-General António Guterres repeated his call for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional release of all hostages, in an address to the latest summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which concluded in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday.

Gaza ceasefire ‘more urgent than ever’ as conflict with Israel approaches 100-day mark

As the Gaza conflict approaches the 100-day mark, an immediate ceasefire is “more urgent than ever”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

IDF neutralizes explosive devices found in a children's playground in Gaza amid Israel-Hamas crisis

Israel Defense Forces on Sunday said its soldiers discovered explosive devices in a children's playground connected to a kindergarten on the outskirts of the Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Humanitarian ceasefire only way to end Gaza 'nightmare': UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed hope that a Security Council resolution to get more aid into Gaza, adopted on Friday, could pave the way to a humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

UN says aid access to north entirely blocked as war spikes in south Gaza

Reports of hundreds of fatalities from bombing in southern Gaza over the weekend heightened deep concerns for civilians sheltering there, while UN humanitarians on Monday  said that aid teams had only “extremely limited” movement and access to the north was “now entirely blocked”.