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World|politics|October 12, 2023 / 12:04 PM
Eleven UN Relief and Works Agency staff and personnel killed in the Gaza Strip

AKIPRESS.COM - 11 workers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East have been killed since 7 October in the Gaza Strip, Jenifer Austin, Deputy Director UNRWA Affairs Gaza, said.

"They included five teachers at UNRWA schools, one gynecologist, one engineer, one psychological counselor and three support staff. Some were killed in their homes with their families," she said.

"UNRWA mourns this loss and is grieving with our colleagues and the families. UN staff and civilians must be protected at all times during conflict. We call for the fighting to come to an end to spare more civilian lives lost," Jenifer Austin stated.

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