World Health Organization

Israeli strikes continue in Gaza as UN Security Council demands 'urgent' aid

The U.N. Security Council on Friday demanded aid be rushed to Gaza "at scale" as the head of the World Health Organization warned of a looming famine in the besieged Palestinian territory.

As Israeli bombs rained down on targets across Gaza, members of the U.N.'s top peacemaking council demanded "immediate, safe and unhindered" deliveries of life-saving aid.

Northern Gaza left without functional hospital: WHO

The northern Gaza were left without a functional hospital due to a lack of fuel, staff, and supplies, a senior official from the World Health Organization stated.

"There are actually no functional hospitals left in the north," Richard Peeperkorn, the WHO representative in Gaza, said in an online press conference thursday.

Israel faces mounting outrage over Gaza war

Israel has faced mounting international pressure Monday over the rising civilian death toll and destruction of hospitals in Gaza as it pressed on with its strikes in the besieged Palestinian territory.

The United Nations Security Council was set to vote Monday on a new resolution calling for an "urgent and sustainable cessation of hostilities" in Gaza.