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U.N. chief Guterres calls Gaza ‘hell on earth’ for children

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday described Gaza as “hell on earth” for children, appealing to Israel for rapid and unhindered aid access and telling the 193-member General Assembly he would launch an appeal for humanitarian funding. Diplomatic efforts toward a ceasefire in the Gaza war gathered pace on Thursday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territory, but fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas continued. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly met on Thursday to discuss the renewed vi…

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