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Statement from Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller on Gaza
"It is good news that Israel has now declared a ceasefire in Gaza. Hamas must now end its attacks on Israel in order to secure peace for the civilian populations in the area." Read More >
UNICEF: In Gaza, nearly one-third of fatalities are children; massive destruction of homes, schools and health facilities
NEW YORK, 16 January 2009 -  After three weeks of fighting, the Office of the UNs Humanitarian Coordinator (OCHA) reports that nearly one-third of those killed in the Gaza Strip some 340 were children, and that 1600 more children have been moderately to severely injured. Yesterday was the worst day for fatalities, according to OCHA, with 24 children killed. Read More >
UNESCO Director-General and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict express grave concern over attacks against Gaza UNRWA schools
7 January 2009 - This follows the shelling by Israeli military of three schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). A large number of civilians, including children were killed, particularly in the third strike, and many more were injured. Read More >


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