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UN political chief warns of ‘increasingly toxic’ Gaza; calls for new talks, international support

18 February 2015 – Briefing the United Nations Security Council after “another tumultuous and deadly month” in the Middle East, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, warned that further escalation remains possible in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and could be highly damaging to both parties and to the two-State solution.


UN rights chief condemns murder of 21 Christians in Libya, urges rejection of ‘takfiri groups’

17 February 2015 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has said today that the beheading of 21 Christian men in Libya was a “vile crime targeting people on the basis of their religion” and urged Libyans to unite against extremists.


Middle East: UN launches appeal for Palestinians as humanitarian needs surge

12 February 2015 – The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory today launched an appeal to boost funding for more than a million Palestinians who continue to face grim conditions on the ground and an uncertain future.