Humanity taking back seat to politics in Gaza – UN humanitarian chief

Helping Gaza’s most vulnerable must be a top priority, the United Nations humanitarian chief urged today, lamenting that basic human needs are not being met and that reconstruction is stalled, nearly four months after the end of hostilities there.

Conflict over but situation of Gaza’s children still ‘precarious’ – UNICEF

The recent hostilities in Gaza may be over but the continuing Israeli blockade and inter-Palestinian tensions are hampering recovery efforts and having a particularly negative effect on the situation of children, the United Nations warned today.

Israeli ban on imports into Gaza puts economic recovery on hold, UN reports

Economic recovery in the Gaza Strip is at a standstill due to the ongoing blockade of materials and spare parts that would spur reconstruction following the Israel’s devastating three-week military offensive, the United Nations said today.

UN agency to assess environmental damage in Gaza

Increased discharge of raw sewage and other environmental effects of the recent combat in Gaza will be focus of an assessment announced today by the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Three months after conflict, UN official warns of dire humanitarian situation

Although the devastating Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip against Hamas came to an end three months ago, life for Gazans remains extremely difficult, the United Nations humanitarian chief has stressed.

Ban briefed on findings of UN investigation into Gaza incidents

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was briefed today by members of the United Nations Board of Inquiry, which is probing incidents involving death and damage at the world body’s premises in Gaza during Israel’s military operation and whose report is expected in two weeks.

Former war crimes prosecutor to head UN rights probe into Gaza conflict

The former chief prosecutor of two United Nations criminal tribunals, Richard J. Goldstone, will lead an investigation into violations of human rights and international law during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, the Human Rights Council announced today.

Protection 'matter of life and death' for people of Gaza, Israel – UN official

Upholding the rule of law and protection are essential to prevent further civilian deaths in the wake of the recent hostilities in Gaza, a senior United Nations official said today.

Ongoing entry restrictions negatively affecting living conditions for Gazans – UN

Restrictions on imports and exports, in addition to limitations on humanitarian deliveries, continue to seriously affect the living conditions of the population of Gaza, the United Nations has reported.