Gaza

Food rations reduced as a result of closure of Gaza crossings – UN agency

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will be unable to provide a full ration to 10,000 Palestinians on Sunday after all three crossings for goods from Israel into the Gaza Strip were closed today, UN aid officials reported.

Gaza: Secretary-General voices concern over closure of crossing points

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern over Israel�s decision to close crossing points used to transport supplies into Gaza, and highlighted the potential humanitarian consequences of such action.

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to Palestinian attacks, restraint by Israeli forces

Deeply concerned at the escalation of violence in Gaza, the West Bank and southern Israel, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to Palestinian sniper and rocket attacks, as well as maximum restraint by the Israeli Defence Forces.

UN envoy calls for end to Gaza violence

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process today appealed for an end to the violence in Gaza, calling the scale of the recent bloodshed alarming.

Gaza: UN food agency appeals for more funds as number of hungry rises

Twenty-two per cent more people in Gaza now need food aid following the closure of the Karni border crossing with Israel last June, according to a recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).