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UN News goes inside Gaza’s biggest hospital

For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, the head of our UN News Arabic unit, Reem Abaza, reports from the Al-Shifa Hospital, where dozens of victims of violence are undergoing often years of treatment, in the face of cutbacks and funding crises.

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Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ - UN sanctions expert warns

Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent expert on the effects of sanctions on human rights.

Reopening of crucial Gaza crossing, a decision ‘in the right direction’: UN aid official

Hundreds of trucks of goods are expected to enter Gaza now that Israel has reopened the only functioning commercial crossing into the enclave, the United Nations said on Wednesday.  Hamada Al-Bayari with the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, in the occupied Palestinian territory, told Abelmonem Makki his agency welcomed the decision.

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‘Immediate risk’ of mass hospital closures and infrastructure collapse for 2 million in Gaza

If emergency fuel is not immediately allowed into the Gaza Strip, five key hospitals could be forced to close and other vital facilities could grind to a halt, according to David Carden, head of the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal spoke with Mr. Carden.

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People of Gaza ‘can’t understand silence of international community’

The people of Gaza “can’t understand the silence of the international community” over the “suffering” they are enduring; that’s according to Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  Mr. McGoldrick, who visited the Gaza Strip last week, spoke with UN News.

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News in Brief 27 November 2017 (PM)

Saudi-led coalition eases restrictions on humanitarian aid for Yemen

A blockade imposed on all goods entering Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition that is battling Houthi rebels for control of the country, was partially lifted over the weekend, the UN reported on Monday.

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief “horrified” by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya.

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News in Brief 17 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, warns UN aid agency

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

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News in Brief 10 November 2017 (AM)

Yemen blockade could set back gains against cholera

The air and sea blockade on Yemen has “severely hampered” humanitarian operations in the war-torn country and set back efforts to overcome the nationwide cholera epidemic, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 11 August (AM) - Geneva

1.6 million displaced Ukrainians “struggle to find safety” amid ongoing hostilities

Parties to the conflict in Ukraine must respect the security of civilians, 1.6 million of whom are displaced and “struggle to find safety”, the UN said on Friday.

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