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Hi, this is Kasmira. We’re covering calls for accountability for the victims of sexual torture committed during the 7 October Hamas attacks.

In northern Gaza, access is becoming even more precarious as the WHO cancels a mission. And an investigation reveals how Russia is smuggling Ukrainian grain.

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Kasmira Jefford


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⚖️ UN experts demand accountability for sexual torture during Hamas attacks. The two UN-appointed independent experts said that growing evidence of rape and other acts of sexual violence, the sheer number of victims and the planning that went into the attacks point to possible crimes against humanity.

Reuters (EN)

🩸WHO axes medical aid delivery to north Gaza in absence of security guarantees. The global health body has called off a mission designed to sustain the operations of five hospitals in northern Gaza after not receiving security guarantees.

Reuters (EN)

🚢 Russia is smuggling Ukrainian grain – and a Swiss company is involved. Months after ending the Black Sea grain deal, an investigation reveals Moscow has set up a network of companies and cargo ships that export wheat from occupied Ukraine.


🔎 UN agency says it is handling code of conduct violations by staffer for anti-Israel posts internally. UN Women said violations of the UN’s impartiality rules by a mid-level manager who reportedly endorsed pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli posts on social media are being dealt with internally.

AP News (EN)

🧸 'There's no place safe for a child in Gaza right now'. Aid deliveries don't come close to covering the diverse needs of desperate Gazans, with children disproportionately affected, says a Unicef spokesperson.

France 24 (EN)

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