UN mission ‘collapsing’ in Gaza as boss predicts killings of his own staff
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The UN’s Palestine relief agency is now only ‘barely’ able to help civilians amid relentless Israeli shelling, its chief has warned.
More than 130 UNRWA staff have already died in Gaza and around 21,000 ‘lack food, water and adequate shelter’ after being forced from their homes, Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said on Friday.
In a desperate letter to UN leaders pleading for an ‘immediate’ ceasfire, he wrote: ‘We are hanging on by our fingertips.
‘If the UNRWA collapses, humanitarian assistance in Gaza will also collapse.’
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