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Middle East: Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Jerusalem

New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Monday failed to adopt the draft resolution that reflects regret among the body's members about “recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem,” with a negative vote by the United States.  

As bitter winter grips Middle East, UNICEF faces funding gap for support to millions of children

New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): Millions of children throughout the Middle East are in danger as bitter cold temperatures and winter weather bear down on the region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, as it warned the agency faces a $38 million funding gap as it races to provide assistance.

Conflict threatens decades of progress for children in Middle East, North Africa – UNICEF

New York, Dec 13 (Just Earth News): Although countries across the Middle East and North Africa have made major strides in protecting children’s rights and wellbeing since the inception of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 70 years ago, conflict risks reversing these gains for 157 million children in the region.

In turbulent Middle East, UN envoy warns against ‘sleep-walking into another violent conflict’

New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): As the absence of progress towards a two-state solution has led to growing anger and frustration among Palestinians and profound disillusionment among Israelis, the top United Nations Middle East envoy warned on Wednesday: “We must all avoid the risk of sleep-walking into another violent conflict at a time when the region as a whole needs moderate forces” to stand up to rising radicalization.

New report shows nearly half UN relief agency’s schools affected by conflicts across Middle East

New York, May 25 (Just Earth News): Nearly half of the 692 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) across the region have been impacted, attacked or otherwise rendered inoperable by conflict or violence in the last five years, according to a new report unveiled at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul.

Ending violence in Middle East focus of emergency Security Council session

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): Against a backdrop of escalating violence in the Middle East, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun briefed an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, reporting on the latest violent incident in which a large group of Palestinians set fire to the compound containing the holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Middle East Quartet strongly condemns Israeli-Palestinian violence

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the Middle East Quartet on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians, and reiterated that unilateral actions by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of a negotiated solution.

Middle East’s largest camp turns three as Syrian refugees top four million: UN agency

New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): Living conditions for more than half a million refugees living in Jordan is becoming increasingly tough, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday on the eve of the third anniversary of the establishment of Za’atari camp, which has grown into the largest refugee camp in the Middle East.

Middle East: Funding crisis may force UN agency to delay start of school year

New York, Jul 27 (IBNS): Facing its most severe financial crisis ever, the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestine refugees throughout the Middle East has on Sunday convened an emergency session to weigh the growing risk that it may be forced to delay the start of the academic year in some 700 schools for half a million students across the region.

Middle East: UN launches appeal for Palestinians as humanitarian needs surge

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS)The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory on Thursday launched an appeal to boost funding for more than a million Palestinians who continue to face grim conditions on the ground and an uncertain future.

Middle East: UN-backed reconstruction efforts set to kick-off in Gaza next week

New York, Nov 22 (IBNS) The next phase in reconstruction efforts for war-ravaged Gaza is slated to begin as early as next week following an updated "understanding" between Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders, the United Nations special envoy in the region has announced.

In Iran, UN relief chief urges cooperation to deal with region's 'unprecedented' crises

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS) On a visit to Iran, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Sunday stressed the importance of regional cooperation in dealing with the myriad of “unprecedented” and “unravelling” crises in the Middle East.

Middle East: As fighting worsens, UN chief heads to region to help broker solution

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Amid an escalation of violence in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians, and to help bolster regional and international efforts for a solution.