Ban calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

With the crisis in Gaza and southern Israel having reached its fifth day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for an urgent ceasefire to end the violence and to allow crucial humanitarian aid to reach Gazans.

Ban, top diplomatic partners call for immediate ceasefire in Israel-Gaza fighting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today held a teleconference with his principal international partners in the search for Middle East peace, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and southern Israel as United Nations agencies warned that hundreds of wounded in Gaza hospitals faced a surge in preventable deaths due to lack of medical supplies.

Israel and Hamas must halt violence; humanitarian supplies must enter Gaza – Ban

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today demanded that Israel and Hamas halt their acts of violence, take all necessary measures to avoid civilian casualties, and that Israel keep open all border crossings necessary for the continued provision of humanitarian supplies to Gaza.

Ban calls on Hamas to immediately end rocket attacks on Israel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Hamas to ensure an immediate end to rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and urged all parties to work urgently to ease humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, including the continuous flow of needed supplies.

No supplies getting through as Gaza crossings remain closed – UN

No humanitarian aid, fuel or other commodities were able to get into Gaza today, as the border crossings into the area remained closed, the United Nations reported.

Ban calls for end to rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel, urges continued calm

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate end to rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza and all other violence, and a continuation of the Egyptian-brokered calm in the area.

Gaza crossings remain closed to fuel and aid supplies, reports UN

All crossings for goods going from Israel into the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, are closed today, the United Nations reported.

Emergency relief continues to filter into Gaza, UN reports

A slow trickle of humanitarian aid has continued to flow into the Gaza Strip, where 1.5 million residents are forcibly confined, the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) reported today.

Gaza crossing partially opened today permitting restricted delivery of UN aid

Some crossings into Gaza, including fuel pipelines, were opened today, allowing a limited amount of United Nations humanitarian supplies to reach the area’s 1.5 million inhabitants.

Gaza crossings from Israel remain closed, UN reports

All crossings for goods going into Gaza from Israel remained closed today, with no fuel, humanitarian supplies or commercial commodities reaching the 1.5 million inhabitants, the United Nations reported today.