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UNRWA denounces the death of 193 workers in Gaza, the highest number in its history

UNRWA denounces the death of 193 workers in Gaza, the highest number in its history

UNRWA denounces the death of 193 workers in Gaza, the highest number in its history

The agency of United Nations for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) reported this Monday that 193 of its workers died in the Gaza strip since the start of the war, the highest number in UN history.

Link “It’s the most dangerous place in the world for aid workers,” wrote today UNRWA in a message on social network X, which assured that its members continue to work “in the midst of the terrible humanitarian crisis”.

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In addition to the 193 members of the UNRWAat least thirty emergency service workers from the Palestinian Red Crescent They were also killed by Israeli fire.

According to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (THE TEAin English), hostilities in Link “in densely populated areas” pose a major threat to civilians, including humanitarian workers, and harm “access and humanitarian operations”.

Since October 7th and May 29th, around 270 humanitarian workers have died in Linkaccording to THE TEA.

Various organizations such as Human Rights Surveillance (HRW) have been denouncing attacks against their humanitarian workers by the Israeli armed forces for months, even after having notified the authorities of their coordinates so that they could guarantee their protection.

One of the most notorious cases was the April 1 bomb attack on a train convoy. World Central Cuisine, the chef’s NGO José Andrés, in which seven people died. An Israeli drone fired three missiles at the vans, which shared their coordinates with authorities, in what the army described as “a decision due to erroneous identification.”

Since the beginning of the war, more than 37,300 inhabitants of Gaza were killed by Israeli fire, 70% women and children, while 85,300 were injured, according to the Strip’s Ministry of Health, controlled by Hamas.

Of them, according to the Army – which did not provide evidence – some 15,000 Hamas militiamen. Furthermore, around 10,000 bodies remain under the rubble without ambulances or rescue teams having access to them.

Source: Elcomercio

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