News headlines for “Middle East”

  1. Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable

    - UN News

    Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.  

  2. Gaza: Humanitarian response underway, but political solutions still needed

    - UN News

    Although the international community is providing urgent assistance to Gaza in the wake of the most recent round of hostilities, a political solution is still needed to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, a senior UN official in the region said on Wednesday. 

  3. Free, fair Palestinian elections, must include East Jerusalem: UN experts

    - UN News

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    Landmark elections in the Occupied Palestinian territory must be rescheduled soon and include East Jerusalem, three UN independent human rights experts said in a statement on Monday. 

  4. Lebanon: Public water system on the verge of collapse, UNICEF warns

    - UN News

    The public water system in Lebanon is “on life support” and could collapse at any moment, putting 71 per cent of the population, or more than four million people, at immediate risk of losing access to safe supply, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warned on Friday. 

  5. Iraq: Bomb attack on eve of Eid al-Adha, ‘terrorism knows no bounds’

    - UN News

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    Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned the “horrific bomb attack targeting civilians” at a busy market in the north-east of the Iraqi capital, just before the Eid al-Adha holiday.

  6. Gearing up humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees

    - UN News

    The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will received an additional $135.8 million after signing an agreement with the United States on Saturday establishing shared goals in support of humanitarian assistance, development, and refugee protection. 

  7. First Person: ‘Syrians still have ambition and hope’

    - UN News

    As a witness to the impacts of Syria’s internal conflict over the last decade, Bassel Al-Madani, a young engineer and former volunteer with the UN, was inspired to set up Entrepioneers 2030, a group that rallies youth to get involved in shaping the future of their country. 

  8. The Creation of a Palestinian State Is Inescapable

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 25 (IPS) - Every Israeli will sooner than later realize that the creation of a Palestinian state is the only way by which Israel can protect its democracy, independence, national security and national Jewish identity. Denying Palestinian statehood defies Israel’s existence as we know it.

  9. Syria’s last cross-border aid lifeline must stay open, insist UN humanitarians

    - UN News

    The imminent closure of the last cross-border aid lifeline to northwest Syria must be postponed beyond the 10 July deadline, UN humanitarians said on Friday, noting that no cross-line supplies had reached Idlib from Damascus, in 11 months.

  10. UN pushes for lasting ceasefire, more humanitarian deliveries in Gaza

    - UN News

    The cessation of hostilities negotiated last month between Israel and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, remains “very fragile”, the UN envoy there told the Security Council on Thursday.   

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