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U.N says Israel not allowing educational material into Gaza

The UN's office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs fears that an entire generation of children in Gaza will be scarred for life. Speaking to reporters from Jeruasalem on Monday, OCHA's Head in the Occupied Palestinian Territory says learning materials and basic educational supplies are being barred from entering the enclave by Israel as Jody Jacobs reports.  

todayJune 4, 2024 14


Aid Cuts Are Not Criticized as Violence Against Women, but They Should Be

    By  Marissa Conway   Britain has cut its international aid several times since 2020 and, by the government’s own admission, the well-being of women around the world has been substantially impacted. The 2021 cut to UNFPA, the UN Population Fund, is a prime example. If the £130 million (approximately $164 million) in funding had been maintained, it would have helped prevent a quarter of a million child and maternal deaths, 14 […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 3


Heavy rains in Gaza add to the humanitarian woes

According to the United Nations, the recent heavy rains in Gaza have compounded the hardships faced by the local population. Philippe Lazzarini, the head of UNRWA, addressed journalists on Thursday, describing the situation as a "humanitarian catastrophe." He reiterated the urgent need for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to alleviate the ongoing crisis. Reporting from the United Nations in New York, Jody Jacobs provides these updates.  

todayDecember 15, 2023 2