NEW YORK — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said 89 staff members of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have been killed since the Israel-Hamas war began a month ago.
More UN aid workers “have been killed in recent weeks than in any comparable period in the history of our organization,” he wrote Monday on X, formerly Twitter.
“I join in the mourning of 89 of our @UNRWA colleagues who have been killed in Gaza – many of them with members of their family.”
UNRWA also said on Tuesday that at least 26 staff had been injured.
“We are beyond devastated. Our colleagues will be greatly missed, and they will not be forgotten. We share this grief with each other and with the families,” the agency said on X. — CNN