UN Secretary-General Condemns Attack on UN Vehicle in Gaza

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May 13, 2024 — The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, expressed profound sorrow today following the tragic death of a United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS) staff member and the injury of another. The incident occurred when their UN vehicle was struck while en route to the European Hospital in Rafah.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Guterres condemned all attacks on UN personnel and called for a thorough investigation into the incident. He extended his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased staff member and expressed solidarity with the injured colleague.

“The Secretary-General condemns all attacks on UN personnel and calls for a full investigation,” the statement read. “He sends his condolences to the family of the fallen staff member.”

This incident highlights the severe impact of the ongoing conflict in Gaza, which continues to exact a heavy toll not only on civilians but also on those committed to humanitarian work. The Secretary-General reiterated his urgent plea for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and for the release of all hostages.

As the violence in Gaza persists, the call for a humanitarian ceasefire grows increasingly critical to protect both civilians and humanitarian workers striving to provide essential aid and services in the region.Source link

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