UN reports ‘dire’ situation as aid supplies resume at night — Global Issues

“The situation in Gaza is dire,” said the World Health Organization (who) Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “once again, who calling for a ceasefire. Once again, we call for the release of all hostages and for lasting peace. ”

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday that because of what happened at the World Central Kitchen, “we had to pause to rebuild and reassess our organization.” added to. A convoy will be deployed tonight.“If things go well, we can go north.”

Senior United Nations officials have warned: Famine looms in northern Gaza Israel continues to block and delay aid entry, particularly in the north.

Israeli forces have so far killed more than 30,000 people in the Gaza Strip in response to a Hamas-led attack on Israel in October that killed around 1,200 people and took 240 hostages, according to local health officials. He is said to have murdered.

Assistance and evaluation mission

A UN spokesperson said WHO teams had arrived at two hospitals in Gaza to carry out assessments and deliver life-saving supplies.

Additionally, the WHO team reported: Dire situation after Israel’s two-week siege of Al Shifa HospitalHe said.

The team spoke to patients who were able to leave medical facilities after the siege, including one who said, “Doctors put salt and vinegar on people’s wounds because there was no disinfectant; There wasn’t,” Dujarric said.

“They described the dire conditions during the siege as follows. Lack of access to food, water, and medicine,” He said.

critical humanitarian situation

Nearly six months into the war, the humanitarian situation has worsened, according to local UN agencies.

On his way to Gaza on Thursday, Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, reiterated that there is no safe place in the enclave.

The occupied Palestinian territory is One of the most dangerous and difficult places to work in the world” he wrote on social media before leaving.

“We can’t continue like this.”

UN Women Gazans little access to water, food, and medical care While facing near constant shelling.

“The war in Gaza continues every day, with an average of 63 women being killed at the current pace,” the agency said. Highlighting the struggles faced by PalestiniansThey include Mayada Taraji, who works with the non-governmental organization (NGO) Palestine YWCA.

“The hope now is for a ceasefire,” Taraji said. “We continue to call for a ceasefire, but we need real action. We cannot continue with this ceasefire, so we need support from the government to really push it forward. ”

Israeli invasion of the West Bank

Meanwhile, in the occupied West Bank, aggression against Palestinians, their property, and land has been reported by United Nations agencies and media outlets.

United Nations humanitarian aid agency; tea, reportdemolition is taking place Thursday in Umm Al Rihan.

After October 7th, as of April 1st, 428 Palestinians, including 110 children, were killed by Israeli forces The casualties occurred across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, with 131 of them killed since the beginning of 2024.

In addition, 9 people killed by Israeli settlers The report said three of the attacks were carried out by Israeli forces or settlers. Latest OCHA updates.

During the same period, some 4,760 Palestinians were injured, including at least 739 children, the majority by Israeli forces, the UN agency said.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners of War Club, Eleven more Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons since October 7thmainly due to reported medical negligence or abuse, OCHA reported.

United Nations News/Ziad Taleb

Lights illuminate the tents of displaced people in Tal al-Sultan, southern Gaza Strip.

Human Rights Council to vote on sanctions against Israel

United Nations with 47 member states human rights council On the last day of this session in Geneva, the United Nations is expected to vote on several resolutions related to the war in Gaza.

The draft includes arms embargo on israelwas raised in the aftermath of an Israeli drone-launched missile attack on three vehicles in an aid convoy that killed all seven passengers of the World Central Kitchen in Gaza earlier this week.

The convoy was delivering emergency food aid from Cyprus to stop looming famine in northern Gaza.

Under the draft resolution, the Security Council calls on all states to: Suspend the sale, transfer, or diversion of weapons, munitions, and other military equipment to the occupying power of Israel.This is to prevent further violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses. ”

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