WHO Staff Member Killed in Syria Airstrike, Director-General Mourns Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the tragic death of one of its staff members, Emad Shehab, in an airstrike in Syria on Tuesday. Shehab, an engineer based in Deir-ez-Zor, lost his life when his building was struck during a series of airstrikes in the area. He served as WHO’s focal point for water, sanitation, and hygiene in the city.

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus expressed his condolences, stating that Shehab’s untimely death serves as a grim reminder of the ongoing violence and suffering faced by the people of Syria. Shehab’s contributions will be deeply missed, added Ghebreyesus.

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