88 full-time staff of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have been killed since October 7, when the war in the Gaza Strip began. It was “the highest death toll ever recorded among UN personnel in a single conflict.” An emergency meeting of the Security Council is scheduled for Monday to discuss the latest developments in Israel’s war with Palestinian Hamas.
On Sunday, the largest U.N. A statement from the agencies asserted that “the highest number of deaths ever recorded among UN personnel in a single conflict is 88”.
It expressed outrage at the high number of civilian casualties in Gaza and called for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”. They also demanded that Hamas release all hostages kidnapped from Israel.
“It’s been 30 days. That’s enough. It must end now,” said Martin Griffiths, head of UN humanitarian operations.
An emergency meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Gaza will be held on Monday
At the request of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China, an emergency meeting of the Security Council is scheduled for Monday to discuss the latest developments in Israel’s war with Palestinian Hamas.
“Given the worsening situation in Gaza, the attack on al-Shifa hospital and the continued attacks on the Jabaliya refugee camp, the UAE and China have called for consultations on November 6 at 3pm (9pm Polish time),” the spokesman said. UAE Mission on Social Media.
As Reuters emphasized, divisions within the Security Council have so far prevented the body from taking concrete steps on the matter. Several draft resolutions calling for a “humanitarian pause” in the fighting failed to get the necessary votes to pass.
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