Gaza

UN agencies call on Israel to immediately resume full fuel shipments to Gaza

United Nations humanitarian and development agencies today called on Israel to immediately resume the distribution of sufficient fuel to the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians there to go about their normal daily lives.

Food and energy situation in Gaza still ‘very difficult’ – UN agency

Food, energy and other basics of life in the Gaza Strip, where severe restrictions by Israel on the movement of people and goods have been in effect since Hamas’ takeover in June 2007, continue to be in short supply, the United Nations reported today.

Condemning Israeli actions in Gaza, UN rights council calls for end to all attacks

The United Nations Human Rights Council today labelled Israel’s response to recent rocket attacks from Gaza a war crime and “collective punishment against the civilian population” in a resolution that also called for an end to such military actions and to the “firing of crude rockets by Palestinian combatants.”

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).

More Palestinians die after being denied access through Israeli checkpoints, UN reports

An increasing number of Palestinians have died after being denied passage through Israeli checkpoints, according to the latest United Nations humanitarian report on the occupied Palestinian territory.

Security Council expresses concern at ceasefire breakdown in Gaza

The Security Council voiced grave concern today at the breakdown of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the subsequent rise in violence across the troubled region.