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Lazzarini: No one is safe in Gaza including aid workers

Tuesday 14-May-2024


“No one is safe in Gaza including aid workers,” UNRWA commissioner Philippe Lazzarini said on his X page on Monday.

“Another aid worker in Gaza was killed today. This time, a colleague from the UN safety and security department,” Lazzarini affirmed.

“Far too many colleagues working for the UN have been killed in Gaza. At UNRWA alone, 188 team members have been killed since this war began. Our teams in Gaza are grieving the loss of their friends and colleagues,” the UN chief added.

“Aid workers and UN staff are not and should never be a target,” he stressed.

For his part, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, also responded to the news of the UN staffer who was killed on Monday. “We are devastated to learn about the death of a UN humanitarian worker and injury of another in Gaza today.”

“Too many civilian and humanitarian lives have paid the price for this war,” Ghebreyesus added.

A UN staff member was killed and another one was injured in an Israeli attack in eastern Rafah on Monday after the marked vehicle they were traveling in came under fire.

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