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A UNRWA staff member registers a Palestinian family who fled their house in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh to an UNRWA school, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Sept. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Cutting UNRWA’s funding will have dire humanitarian consequences

Recent moves to cut UNRWA’s funding are not the first time the UN agency has come under threat.
With Gaza’s health-care system crumbling amid Israel’s military assault, patients whose lives depend on dialysis are at risk with fewer and fewer facilities and resources. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

The uncertain fate of patients needing life-saving dialysis treatment in Gaza

Patients with kidney failure need regular dialysis treatments to survive. However, the equipment, supplies and medical staff needed for dialysis have been largely destroyed by the assault on Gaza.
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Governments spend US$22 billion a year helping the fishing industry empty our oceans. This injustice must end

Governments all over the world are propping up overfishing. Now scientists have penned an open letter calling on trade ministers to implement stricter regulations against harmful fisheries subsidies.
Pro-Palestinian activists wave flags during a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands on Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)

Ruling by UN’s top court means Canada and the U.S. could be complicit in Gaza genocide

The recent ruling by the International Court of Justice means Canada could be guilty of supporting genocide in Gaza by cutting aid funding and continuing military exports to Israel.
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, had front-row seats at COP28’s final session. Kiara Worth/UN Climate Change via Flickr,

Why the COP28 climate summit mattered, and what to watch for in 2024

The UN climate conference brought some progress. A former UN official who has been involved in international climate policy for years explains what has to happen now for that progress to pay off.

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