At least 557,000 women in Gaza are facing severe food insecurity

A high risk of famine persists across the Gaza Strip as long as the ongoing conflict continues and humanitarian access remains restricted, according to a new ...
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Call for action: Urgent humanitarian response for Gaza

Remarks by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director at the Conference “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza,” in Sweimeh, Jordan ...
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Palestinian women-led organizations must be at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Gaza and the West Bank

[Also available in Arabic] 80% of women in Gaza depend on food assistance to survive, and women-led organizations are uniquely equipped to support them, according ...
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Intensified military operations will bring increased death and despair for Rafah’s 700,000 women and girls.

[Also available in Arabic] New UN Women survey data from Rafah highlights the depth of physical and mental despair, with 93% of women interviewed feeling ...
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Six months into the war on Gaza, over 10,000 women have been killed, among them an estimated 6,000 mothers, leaving 19,000 children orphaned.

New York/Cairo — Today, UN Women launches its latest Gender Alert on Gaza. Six months into the war, 10,000 Palestinian women in Gaza have been killed, among ...
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“We need real action”— Palestinian women speak of hope and resilience amid the horrors of war in Gaza

Three Palestinian women speak about how the war in Gaza has impacted women’s lives, amid an unfolding famine and calls for an immediate ceasefire. Life ...
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‘No food, no water, no tents’ – Women in Gaza fight for survival as famine looms

“Women in Gaza are superheroes,” said Rana Khalil, a project coordinator for the Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD), based in the West Bank. ...
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Press release: 9,000 women have been killed in Gaza since early October

New York, 1 March 2024 – As the war on Gaza approaches its five-month mark, Gazan women continue to suffer its devastating impact. While this ...
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15,000 women and girls in Gaza receive life-saving assistance from UN Women and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization

Jordan, 26 February 2024 – 15,000 women and girls in Gaza will receive life-saving assistance, as a result of a partnership between UN Women and ...
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UN Women and the Egyptian Red Crescent deliver humanitarian aid to women and children in Gaza

UN Women Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Red Crescent delivered desperately needed humanitarian aid to Palestinian women and children in Gaza. The ERC/UN Women ...
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Statement on Gaza by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

It is now more than 100 days since the horrors of the Hamas attacks on Israel of 7 October and the horrors that have followed, ...
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Speech: Now more than ever we must seek peace

Briefing by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous to the 9,484th meeting of the UN Security Council on “The situation in the ...
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In focus: The war in Gaza

Updated 11 June 2024 After the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel, followed by the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza, UN Women ...
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