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  1. Gaza fighting further compromises aid amid near ‘apocalyptic’ conditions: UN humanitarians

    - UN News

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    Two months to the day since Hamas’ terror attacks in Israel prompted a massive Israeli military retaliation in Gaza, the situation in the war-torn enclave is becoming “apocalyptic” with hostilities making meaningful humanitarian efforts “nearly impossible”, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday.

  2. Civilian Deaths in Gaza a Stain on Israel and its Allies

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Norway, Dec 06 (IPS) - The pulverising of Gaza now ranks amongst the worst assaults on any civilian population in our time and age. Each day we see more dead children and new depths of suffering for innocent people enduring this hell.

  3. Art and Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec 06 (IPS) - A dark cloud is hovering above human existence. It is a fairly illusory cloud haunting our minds and wellbeing, but also an actual, menacing, mostly invisible cloud that covers the Earth’s entire atmosphere. Saturated by greenhouse gases, this global threat increases with every year, threatening all life on Earth, causing increased flooding, extreme heat, draught, wild fires, rising sea levels, food and water scarcity, as well as diseases and mounting economic loss. This misery, caused by human greed, thoughtlessness, and self-aggrandizement, trigger human migration and armed conflicts.

  4. Countries uphold commitment to UN Peacekeeping at 2023 Ministerial in Ghana

    - UN News

    More than 90 countries underlined their commitment to UN Peacekeeping during a two-day conference in Accra, Ghana, that concluded on Wednesday.

  5. Ukraine: Lasting toll of war, ‘beyond measure’, Security Council hears

    - UN News

    If urgent steps are not taken to end the ongoing war and its dire humanitarian consequences in Ukraine, 2024 may be even more unpredictable and destructive, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday.

  6. Guterres urges Security Council to act over Israel-Palestine crisis as threat to international peace and security

    - UN News

    Invoking a rarely used article of the UN CharterSecretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday called on the Security Council to “press to avert a humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza and unite in a call for a full humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants.

  7. UN's Türk urges probe into alleged sexual violence during Hamas terror attacks

    - UN News

    UN human rights chief Volker Türk on Wednesday condemned serious sexual violations allegedly carried out by Hamas militants during their terror attacks in southern Israel on 7 October, while humanitarians in Gaza said conditions for civilians there had hit “rock bottom”, amid continued bombardment and mass displacement in the south.

  8. The Climate Crisis is an Education Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    London/New York, Dec 05 (IPS) - “The one international language the world understands” wrote Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children, “is the cry of a child,” and the evidence is accumulating that children are not only the innocent victims of conflict whose pleas need to be heard, but also the most vulnerable victims of climate change.

  9. Nowhere is Safe in Gaza -- and Nowhere Left to Go

    - Inter Press Service

    GAZA, Palestine, Dec 05 (IPS) - The 7-day ceasefire brought respite to everyone; hostages were reunited with their families and desperately needed aid went into Gaza. We need more of this; all hostages released and considerably more aid and protection for Palestinian civilians.

  10. African women on the frontline of peacekeeping

    - UN News

    For over a year, a group of United Nations peacekeepers from Ghana led by Captain Esinam Baah regularly patrolled the “blue line” or the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel, and visited neighbourhoods in the area, checking in with local families and making sure they were safe.

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