‘Outrage’ after 7 aid workers killed in air raid

  • International condemnation and calls for an urgent investigation after Israeli attack kills six foreign aid workers and their Palestinian driver in Gaza.
  • US-based aid group World Central Kitchen says staff from Australia, Poland, the UK and a US-Canada citizen, were killed in “targeted Israeli strike”. PM Benjamin Netanyahu admits Israeli army responsible for the strike.

    UN says killing of aid workers was ‘inevitable”

    The killing of aid workers in Gaza is “the inevitable result of the way this war is currently being conducted”, United Nations spokesperson Stephane Dujarric says.

    The UN again calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, Dujarric said.

    • Damage to Gaza infrastructure estimated at $18.5bn

      According to a new report released by the World Bank and the United Nations, that number is equivalent to 97 percent of the combined GDP of the West Bank and Gaza in 2022.

      The report finds that damage to structures affects every sector of the economy. Housing accounts for 72 percent of the costs. Public service infrastructure such as water, health and education account for 19 percent, and damage to commercial and industrial buildings account for 9 percent.

      “An estimated 26 million tons of debris and rubble have been left in the wake of the destruction, an amount that is estimated to take years to remove,” the report says.

      The report also says:

      • More than a million people are without homes, and 75 percent of the population is displaced.
      • Eighty-four percent of health facilities have been damaged or destroyed.
      • The water and sanitation system has nearly collapsed, delivering less than 5 percent of its previous output.
      • The education system has collapsed with 100 percent of children out of school.

Related Articles

Back to top button