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SUNS # 7975  Thursday  5 March 2015

United Nations : Gaza conflict ‘utterly devastating', says Rights chief    (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The events of 12 June to 26 August 2014 including the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have been "utterly devastating" and their consequences will continue to be felt by Palestinians across the Gaza Strip for some time to come.

United Nations : Gaza reconstruction may take 100 years, say aid agencies    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Despite all the political hoopla surrounding an international pledging conference in Cairo last October to help rebuild Gaza, the reconstruction of the Israeli-devastated territory is apparently moving at the pace of a paralytic snail.

Palestine : Families see hope for justice in membership of ICC    (PRIV)
(IPS, Gaza City)
"I have lost all meaning in life after the death of my child, I will never forgive anyone who caused the tearing apart of his little body. I appeal to all who can help and stand with us to achieve justice and punish those who killed my child."

Palestine : Environmental damage to Gaza exacerbating food insecurity    (PRIV)
(IPS, Beit Lahiya)
Extensive damage to Gaza's environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year's war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.

Development : It's time to step it up for gender equality    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
If we look at the headlines or the latest horrifying YouTube clip, March 8 - International Women's Day - may seem a bad time to celebrate equality for women.

Health : Tackling Ebola - give autonomy to local African communities    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Recommendations on how to eradicate Ebola and avoid future outbreaks were released in a report on Tuesday by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

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