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  1. Gaza: Aid delivery via floating dock welcomed, but land routes ‘more important’

    - UN News

    Trucks carrying desperately needed aid into Gaza have started moving ashore on the temporary floating dock built by the United States military, but this is not enough to meet the needs of civilians, UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Friday.

  2. UN’s rights chief says horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

    - UN News

    The UN’s top human rights official has personally intervened to try to stop spiralling violence in Sudan that’s having a terrifying impact on millions of civilians, who humanitarians say are “staring famine in the face”.

  3. Stories from the UN Archive: UN’s first peacekeeping force

    - UN News

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Living Together in Peacemarked annually on 16 May, we are taking you back to the 1950s, when the UN deployed its first ever peacekeeping force to the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula to help bring an end to the Suez Canal crisis.

  4. Rights expert condemns death of Palestinian doctor in Israeli custody, urges independent inquiry

    - UN News

    A renowned Palestinian orthopaedic surgeon’s death in Israeli detention has been labelled “horrifying’ by a UN human rights expert, prompting calls for an independent international investigation.

  5. Gaza: World court opens hearings on request to halt Israel’s Rafah incursion

    - UN News

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began public hearings on Thursday stemming from South Africa’s recent request for emergency provisional measures to immediately halt Israeli operations under way in Rafah, in southern Gaza, where more than one million Palestinians were sheltering during the seven-month-long war in the besieged enclave.

  6. UN envoy outlines Iraq’s growth and ongoing struggles

    - UN News

    Iraq is a nation brimming with potential but still haunted by legacies of past turmoil, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the country, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said in a briefing to the Security Council on Thursday.

  7. World News in Brief: More Ukraine attacks, rights appeal for jailed Nigerian singer, International Day against Homophobia

    - UN News

    The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine condemned air strikes in Kherson city on Thursday, which injured dozens of civilians, including two children, and damaged homes and an education facility.

  8. At Arab League Summit, Guterres appeals for Gaza ceasefire and regional unity

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres repeated his longstanding call for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, the release of all hostages held in the enclave, and unimpeded access for aid delivery, in remarks to the Summit of the League of Arab States in Bahrain on Thursday.

  9. Guterres repeats call to Israel to halt Rafah assault as aid stocks dwindle

    - UN News

    UN chief António Guterres reiterated his warning on Thursday against a full-scale assault on Rafahjust as aid teams issued increasingly urgent appeals for safe passage throughout Gaza, to replenish dangerously low stocks of lifesaving supplies.

  10. Chronicle of a Catastrophe Foretold

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 15 (IPS) - The IMF warns of a decade ahead of ‘tepid growth’ and ‘popular discontent’, with the poorest economies worst off. But as with inaction on Gaza, little is being done multilaterally to avert the imminent catastrophe.

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