HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPOKESMAN'S NOON BRIEFING

BY FRED ECKHARD
 SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
 OF THE UNITED NATIONS

UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK

Monday, December 20, 2004

U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY FOR PALESTINIANS SHELTERS 600 FAMILIES

  • After a two-day offensive by Israeli forces into the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) opened one of its schools to provide temporary accommodation to 600 families displaced by the fighting. 
     
  • The Agency immediately served these families with hot meals and water in addition to providing mattresses, blankets and mats.

 U.N. REPORT LOOKS AT CONFLICT’S IMPACT ON BETHLEHEM

  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Office of the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process have published a report on Bethlehem.
     

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