The UN Secretary General again called for peace for Gaza and Ukraine

Генсек ООН вновь призвал добиваться мира для Газы и Украины

Khan Yunis in Gaza continues to be damaged The UN Secretary General again called for peace for Gaza and Ukraine Humanitarian assistance

Speaking at the European Council in Brussels on Thursday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a ceasefire in Gaza and for UN Charter-based peace in Ukraine. He criticized countries or armed groups that believe they “can do whatever they want” with impunity.

“When we live in a chaotic world, it is very important to adhere to principles, and these principles are clear: the UN Charter, international law, the territorial integrity of countries and international humanitarian law,” the UN chief said.

In a brief exchange with the press on the sidelines of the meeting, Guterres condemned the Hamas attacks on October 7, which killed some 1,200 Israeli and foreign citizens, and reiterated his alarm about the fate of Gazans. “We are witnessing an unprecedented number of civilian casualties in Gaza that is unprecedented during my tenure as Secretary-General,” the Secretary-General added.

Attacks on health facilities

On Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, also spoke about the deplorable situation of the civilian population of Gaza. He recalled the hardships suffered in the north of the enclave, the wounded and sick who cannot receive medical care, food shortages and other dire problems.

According to media reports, The Israeli military operation at Al-Shifa Hospital continues for the fourth day. “History will judge us all for what the children of Gaza are going through,” the WHO Director-General wrote on his X network page. He demanded an immediate stop to the fire, as well as immediate, unhindered, widespread humanitarian access to all Gazans in need. .

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According to the latest WHO data, there have been 410 attacks on health facilities in Gaza since October 7. The attacks reportedly killed hundreds of people, damaged nearly 100 medical facilities and damaged more than 100 ambulances.

In the West Bank since October 7, WHO has documented 403 attacks on medical facilities.

Генсек ООН вновь призвал добиваться мира для Газы и Украины

Civilian casualties

Nearly 31,200 people in Gaza have been killed by intense Israeli bombing and more than 74,000 injured, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, citing health authorities in the enclave. According to the Israeli military, 251 soldiers were killed during the ground operation that began on October 27.

USA working on draft resolution

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that the latest draft UN Security Council resolution proposed by Washington now includes a call for an immediate ceasefire, which the document’s authors link to the release of Israeli hostages.

Food should not be used as a weapon of war

It is unclear when the draft may be submitted to vote, but, according to press reports, this could happen as early as Friday. Previously, the United States blocked attempts to pass a ceasefire resolution.

Weapons of War

Meanwhile, the head of the UN Agency for Palestinian Relief Refugees (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini reiterated his call for increased aid supplies to Gaza. He condemned the famine situation in the north of the enclave, which he said could easily be reversed if all land crossings were opened.

The UNRWA Commissioner-General also reiterated his call to Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire and the release of all remaining hostages captured during the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel on October 7. “This should be a priority, but at the same time food should not be used as a weapon of war,” Lazzarini said.


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