Eleven workers with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and five members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have been killed in the conflict, the aid groups say.
“We are very saddened to confirm that 11 UNRWA colleagues have been killed since 7 October in the Gaza Strip,” the UN agency said in a statement.
Five worked as teachers at UNRWA schools, one was a gynecologist, one an engineer, one a psychological counselor and three were support staff, it said.
The IFRC said in a separate statement that five of its members – four in Gaza and one in Israel – had been killed.
IFRC said four Palestine Red Crescent paramedics were killed when their ambulances were hit in two incidents on Wednesday.
On Saturday, an ambulance driver for Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency service, lost his life while driving an ambulance to treat the injured, the IFRC said.