UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday said that “Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children. Hundreds of girls and boys are reportedly being killed or injured every day.”
He also noted that “More journalists have reportedly been killed over a four-week period than in any conflict in at least three decades. More United Nations aid workers have been killed than in any comparable period in the history of our organization.”
This comes as the death toll from the slaughter by Israel in Gaza has reached at least 10,022 people, including at least 4,104 children. A simply horrifying figure.
The UN has noted that 89 staff from its agency that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA, have been killed in Gaza.
“Many of these colleagues – who include teachers, school principals, doctors, engineers, guards and support staff – were killed along with their family members.”
Among them was a young woman called Mai, who “did not let her muscular dystrophy or her wheelchair confine her dreams”, becoming a top student and eventually working in information technology for UNRWA.”
“The nightmare in Gaza is more than a humanitarian crisis. It is a crisis of humanity,” Guterres added in his appeal for an immediate ceasefire.