Top news of the day | Tuesday: Ukraine, Gaza, Iran

Главные новости дня | вторник: Украина, Газа, Иран

IOM mobilized its efforts following the recent attack on a residential building in Krivoy Rog. Top news of the day | Tuesday: Ukraine, Gaza, Iran UN

The main news of the day in the UN and in the world: humanitarian operations in Ukraine, seven humanitarian workers killed in Gaza, Volker Türk about the occupation of Ukraine, attack on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus.

Humanitarian situation in Ukraine

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that amid ongoing fighting and attacks on critical infrastructure in Ukraine, humanitarian workers provide support to people throughout the country, including in frontline areas. Today, the UN and partners delivered clean water and sanitation kits to the city of Kurakhovo, Donetsk region. The UN continues to support local organizations. Last year, the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund awarded more than $180 million to about 50 institutions in Ukraine. These grants have enabled aid workers to provide life-saving assistance to approximately 3.2 million people.

Attacks on humanitarian workers in Gaza

The UN strongly condemns the killing of seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) Jamie McGoldrick reiterated his call on all parties to the conflict to respect international law, which prohibits attacks on humanitarian personnel. Speaking about the destruction of Al Shifa Hospital after a two-week siege by the Israeli military, World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the facility, which will no longer function, was the “heart” of the enclave’s health system.

Occupation of Ukraine

Two years after the full-scale Russian invasion, the world has become indifferent to the war in Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said in Geneva on Tuesday. He recalled that a human tragedy unfolds in Ukraine every day and called on Russia to end the occupation. The High Commissioner recalled that 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the occupation of Crimea. Citing a report by the Office of Human Rights, Turk pointed to numerous human rights violations that have occurred there over the past decade and foreshadowed what is now being seen in the rest of the occupied territory of Ukraine. According to the Office, Russian forces committed massive violations of international standards in the field of human rights and humanitarian law.

KLO Secretary General – on the strike on the consulate Iran

The UN Secretary-General condemns the attack on the diplomatic premises of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus the day before. This was announced on Tuesday by the press secretary of the UN chief Stephane Dujarric. According to media reports, a strike on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus killed seven members of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including two generals. Iran and Syria blamed Israel for the strike. Guterres reminded all parties of the need to respect their obligations under international law, including humanitarian law.


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