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UN’s top court orders Israel to immediately halt Rafah offensive
ICJ president says humanitarian situation in Gaza’s southernmost city is now classified as ‘disastrous’

Haroon Siddique and Lorenzo Tondo in Jerusalem

24, May, 2024 @5:07 PM

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Monetising children in care is morally bankrupt | Letters
Letters: David Scattergood on how the work of independent fostering agencies is offering a glimmer of hope and Peter RC Williams on the government’s obligations. Plus a letter from Nina Lopez and Tracey Norton

24, May, 2024 @4:20 PM

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Humanitarian operations ‘near collapse’ in Gaza, says World Food Programme
UN says 1m people face catastrophic levels of hunger as food aid piles up on Egyptian side of border

Bethan McKernan and Lorenzo Tondo in Jerusalem

22, May, 2024 @3:15 PM

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This is how Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states could end war in Sudan | Letters
Letter: Adopting ethical trade policies that exclude all livestock exported from Sudan’s killing fields would stop the conflict, says Nicholas Stockton

20, May, 2024 @5:00 PM

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UN humanitarian chief delivers ‘apocalyptic’ warning over Gaza aid
Emergency relief coordinator says famine looming as Israel’s Rafah offensive blocks vital aid routes

Lorenzo Tondo in Jerusalem

19, May, 2024 @4:17 PM

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Supplies arrive in Gaza via new pier but land routes essential, says US aid chief
Samantha Power says barely 100 trucks of aid a day enter Gaza, far less than 600 needed to address threat of famine

Julian Borger in Washington

17, May, 2024 @9:20 PM

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The Guardian view on antimicrobial resistance: we must prioritise this global health threat | Editorial
Editorial: Patients are already dying as wonder drugs lose their effectiveness. International action is urgently needed

Editorial

17, May, 2024 @5:30 PM

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UN says it has no more food or tents for nearly 2m people in Gaza
Aid warehouses in southern two-thirds of territory are now empty and resupply will be very difficult, according to officials

Jason Burke and Lorenzo Tondo in Jerusalem

15, May, 2024 @4:13 PM

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Talk in Iran about change in nuclear weapons policy must stop, UN expert says
International Atomic Energy Authority chief Rafael Grossi expresses concern over Tehran’s threats of shift to deterrence

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, May, 2024 @4:22 PM

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US gives Saudis green light to try to revive peace deal with Houthis
Saudis are keen to end their engagement in Yemen and US needs Saudi support to end Gaza conflict

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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UN denies Gaza death toll of women and children has been revised down
Spokesperson says confusion results from Gaza health ministry’s new way of classifying those not yet fully identified

Peter Beaumont and Julian Borger in Washington

14, May, 2024 @3:19 AM

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The Observer view on Sudan’s civil war: a humanitarian disaster we choose to ignore
Ethnic cleansing and war crimes in Darfur have left 25 million people in urgent need, yet the west’s attention is elsewhere

Observer editorial

11, May, 2024 @6:00 PM

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