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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East --Has Lost Eight Staff Members

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- 1419 days ago -
UNRWA staff at 'breaking point' dealing with Gaza humanitarian crisis. UNRWA has 13,000 staff working in the Gaza Strip, providing medical and humanitarian aid and shelter. Watch the top video as Staffer breaks down in tears when trying to do an interview

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Sheryl G (360)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 9:29 am
UPDATE Aug. 2nd: Now 9 Staff members have lost their lives....per Chris Gunness via the tweet.

That is Chris crying in the interview on July 31st with 8 Staff members dead.

UNRWA spokesperson is Chris Gunness


Patrick D (344)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 9:39 am
I notice that the Web site is from Canada. It's shame that this news does not get the same attention here in the U.S. Thank you for the post.

Sue H (7)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 12:04 pm
Prayers Up.

Animae C (514)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 4:05 pm
This interview made our news, it's so heart wrenching!

Thanx Dandelion

Winnie A (179)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:15 pm
Beyond words. Prayers will continue . . . .

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:19 pm
Such a nightmare--a special prayer going out to the loved ones.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:27 pm
Noted and shared. This is just so sad.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:53 pm

Mandi T (367)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 5:40 pm
Heart breaking ty Sheryl

JL A (281)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 6:32 pm
Shameful that these giving humanitarians should have become targeted and lose their lives in this way. At this rate, soon the need for workers in Gaza will exceed the number of residents still alive.

Jeanne R (1203)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 9:38 pm

P A (117)
Monday August 4, 2014, 12:27 am
Awful news from Gaza - I am so sorry for this lovely heroic man and all those who have lost those they loved and admired. Thanks for the news, Dandelion.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:55 am
Unfortunatly NOBODY IS SAFE IN GAZA,and that the USA sanctions this is beyond me.

Thanks Sheryl.

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 4, 2014, 4:41 am
Just heartbreaking. Love, peace, and compassion to all the people who have to endure this horror all over our globe.

. (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:46 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 4, 2014, 2:02 pm
Noted. Thank you, Dandelion. This is terribly sad and must end.

Paulett Simunich (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 5:58 pm
Oh my God,,,,,,sadder than sad!!!!!!! Good people doing good! Giving of themselves for others.....This is what happens when on one blinks........They have been fighting since WW2......generation after generation...
horrible, horrible......World sympathy is not what it used to be.....

Judith C (159)
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:36 pm
Stop the murder, stop war.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:56 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks for posting Sheryl.

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 12:57 pm
Thank you Dandelion for posting this. I've seen it on the news several times, but it has the same effect each time. It should. I also listened to his heartfelt update on MSNBC since. I've never experienced War firsthand, other than those coming home...or not coming home. Many of us haven't. They came home in a box or with bandages...some that were deeper than others and lasting a lifetime. I know I would'd be able to speak without breaking down either.
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