UNRWA Counts 193 Humanitarian Workers Killed in Gaza

This is the highest number of deaths recorded by United Nations bodies, in addition to paramedics and murdered Red Crescent personnel.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNRWA) announced on Monday that 193 of its workers have died in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the Israeli attacks in the area.

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This is the highest number of deaths recorded by United Nations bodies, in addition to paramedics and murdered Red Crescent personnel.

Through a statement in X UNRWA has assured that its members continue their work “in the midst of the terrible humanitarian crisis”. ” Gaza is the most dangerous place in the world for humanitarian workers,” he said.

UN Secretary General António Guterres lamented the demise of UNRWA workers, who have “suffered intolerably”, and honored their efforts in a statement in which he recalled that humanitarian aid “critical” in the region has declined by about two thirds since Israel began its offensive operations in Rafah.

#Gaza is the most dangerous places in the world for aid workers. Since the war began, 193 @UNRWA colleagues have been killed – the highest death toll in @UN history.

Despite this, our colleagues keep working to support families & provide aid amid the dire humanitarian crisis. pic.twitter.com/TNcpGToi1V

— UNRWA (@UNRWA) June 17, 2024

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), some 270 humanitarian workers have been killed in Gaza between 7 October and 29 May.

Other humanitarian organizations, such as Human Rights Watch (HRW), have been denouncing attacks by the Israeli armed forces against their members for months, among which are instances in which they had communicated their coordinates so that they could guarantee their protection.

It is worth recalling the incident in which several workers of the World Central Kitchen were attacked by Israeli fire, losing 7 comrades in the process.