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Conflict in Gaza killed more than 100 UN staff

At least 102 United Nations staff have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war.

The statement was released on Monday (10) by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) which operates in the enclave.

“In the last 24 hours, a UNRWA employee was killed with his family in the north of the Gaza Strip due to attacks,” bringing the death toll to more than 100, the agency said in a statement, adding that at least At least 27 personnel have been injured since the start of the war.

“This is the highest number of United Nations humanitarian workers killed in a conflict in the history of the United Nations,” UNRWA said.

According to the agency, some of the employees died while waiting in line to pick up bread, others were killed with their families in their homes during air and ground attacks conducted by Israel.

United Nations offices around the world lowered their flags to half-mast on Monday and all UN staff held a moment of silence to mourn and honor their colleagues who lost their lives in Gaza, according to the statement. .

Source: CNN Brasil

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