As another UNRWA school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians.
“Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “UN shelters should be safe zones, not combat zones.”
More updates are here.

As another UNRWA school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians.

“Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “UN shelters should be safe zones, not combat zones.”

More updates are here.

Looking for humanitarian updates about the emergency in Gaza? Here are some sites being updated with news, facts and figures on a regular basis:UNRWA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unrwa UNRWA on the web, including situation reports and information on how you can help: http://www.unrwa.org/gaza-emergency UN News Centre with reports, resolutions and statements: http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=70%2F UN ReliefWeb with response plans, maps and more: http://reliefweb.int/country/pse Information is also available in Arabic: الوضع الطارئ في غزة: http://www.unrwa.org/ar/gaza-emergencyid=1145 الوضع الطارئ في سوريا: http://www.unrwa.org/atemplate.php?id=1146

Looking for humanitarian updates about the emergency in Gaza? Here are some sites being updated with news, facts and figures on a regular basis:

UNRWA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unrwa

UNRWA on the web, including situation reports and information on how you can help: http://www.unrwa.org/gaza-emergency

UN News Centre with reports, resolutions and statements: http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=70%2F

UN ReliefWeb with response plans, maps and more: http://reliefweb.int/country/pse

Information is also available in Arabic:
الوضع الطارئ في غزة: http://www.unrwa.org/ar/gaza-emergencyid=1145

الوضع الطارئ في سوريا: http://www.unrwa.org/atemplate.php?id=1146

This photo was taken by our UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime colleagues in Pakistan in support of the #igivehope campaign for Wednesday’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons. We want you to take part too – share your hand heart photos either on the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking Facebook page or anywhere on social media using #igivehope. More details are here.

This photo was taken by our UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime colleagues in Pakistan in support of the #igivehope campaign for Wednesday’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

We want you to take part too – share your hand heart photos either on the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking Facebook page or anywhere on social media using #igivehope.

More details are here.

Here’s another short clip from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Skype session on Friday with United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) staff working at an operations centre in Gaza. 

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See also: UNRWA staff member gives an update on the situation in Gaza.

In this photo, staff in Gaza gather around the computer to talk to the Secretary-General on Skype.