UN foreign staff member killed in Gaza attack

01:42 PM | 14 May, 2024
UN member killed

In a tragic turn of events, a member of the United Nations security services lost their life in an attack on a vehicle in Gaza, marking the first international UN employee casualty in the Palestinian territory since the onset of the conflict. The incident occurred as the staff members were en route to the European Hospital in Rafah.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed deep sorrow upon learning about the death of the UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) staff member and the injury sustained by another DSS staffer in the attack. This unfortunate event underscores the dangers faced by UN personnel operating in conflict zones, as they carry out crucial humanitarian missions.

The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, condemned all attacks on UN personnel and called for a comprehensive investigation into the incident. Haq emphasized the critical need to ensure the safety and security of UN staff, who often operate in volatile and high-risk environments to provide assistance to those in need.

While the nationality of the deceased individual was not immediately disclosed, the loss serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by UN personnel worldwide in their efforts to promote peace, security, and humanitarian assistance. The UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) oversees security measures for UN agencies and programs across more than 130 countries, highlighting the global scope of its responsibilities.

As the international community mourns the loss of the UN staff member and stands in solidarity with their colleagues and loved ones, calls for accountability and measures to protect humanitarian workers grow louder. The tragic incident underscores the urgent need for concerted efforts to safeguard the lives of those dedicated to serving humanity in conflict-affected regions.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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