United Nations Special Coordinator Office for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)

'The patient is dying,' UN Middle East envoy says

Warning of a dire humanitarian situation in the Middle East, the senior United Nations envoy to the region, Terje Roed-Larsen, today appealed to donors gathered in Jerusalem to extend support for a wide range of assistance efforts. “There have been inputs, but no impact. In short, the patient is dying.” 

UN: New economic figures for West Bank and Gaza show rapid deterioration leading to human catastrophe

The Palestinian economy is mired in a deep crisis, with unemployment levels rising significantly over the first half of 2002, according to preliminary figures released today by the Office of the United Nations Special Co-ordinator (UNSCO).