Israel-Palestine conflict: UNRWA reports the death of five more employees in Gaza, bringing the total death toll of the mission’s personnel to 79.
The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced that five more of its employees were killed in the Gaza Strip in the last 48 hours, bringing the total death toll of the mission’s personnel to 79 since the Israel-Hamas conflict erupted on October 7.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the UN body said it had received confirmation of the deaths of two staff members who were killed on October 24. – Israel-Palestine conflict
Aside from the overall fatalities, at least 24 UNRWA employees have been injured to date.
Our staff, like the majority of Gazans, has lost relatives, friends, and neighbors and is now displaced with their families. Despite this, they continue to work tirelessly to provide humanitarian assistance, according to the statement.
According to the UN mission, two UNRWA schools in the Jabaliya refugee camp and Nuseirat camp were hit by Israeli airstrikes on November 3.
In the direct strike on the school in Jabaliya, 15 people were killed and 70 others were injured.
Meanwhile, the strikes near the UNRWA school in Nuseirat injured 11 displaced people who were sheltering there.
There are now 48 UNRWA installations that have been damaged overall since October 7.
The announcement made on Sunday comes one week after UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini claimed that the number of UN aid workers lost in a conflict worldwide in such a short amount of time was the highest.