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Good morning. Today we're covering the UN's warning of dangerous fuel shortagesin Gaza and tributes paid at UN facilities across the world to colleagues killed so far during the war.

And recent negotiations in Geneva made some progress in getting rid of mercury as an environmental and health threat around the world.

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Kasmira Jefford


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🇺🇳 UN flags at half-mast for staff killed in Gaza. Flags flew at half-mast at UN compounds across the globe Monday, as staff observed a minute's silence for the more than 100 colleagues killed in Gaza during the Israel-Hamas war.

France24 (EN)

⏳ UN warns Gaza aid work will grind to halt in ‘48 Hours’ due to lack of fuel. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned Monday its operations in war-torn Gaza would shut down within two days due to fuel shortages as fighting rages between Israel and Hamas.

(AFP/ Barron’s) (EN)

🏭 Mercury is still an environmental threat. The heavy metal is poisoning Indigenous peoples' environment and health, but no one can agree on how or when to get rid of it after talks in Geneva last week.

Grist (EN)

💣 Preventing AI Nuclear Armageddon. The race to apply AI to nuclear-weapons systems is underway – a development that could make nuclear war more likely, and committing to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons more urgent, writes ICAN’s Melissa Parke.

Project Syndicate (EN)

🖼️ At the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, the humanitarian image takes a step aside. At the invitation of the humanitarian museum in Geneva, thirty photographers highlight the dignity of people in a context of crisis. Faced with the daily media flow, this freeze on images does the greatest good.

Le Temps (paywall) (FR)

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