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Global Communities Mourns the Loss of Staff Member in Gaza

Published 07/29/2014 by Global Communities

It is with the deepest sadness that we report the death of our friend and colleague Shadi Farwana. Shadi was killed in Khan Younis during an attack on the residential neighborhood where he had taken refuge. Shadi was the Beneficiaries Coordinator for Khan Younis Area under Global Communities’ partnership with the World Food Programme on the Food Security Program.

Shadi served the humanitarian cause of helping the people of Gaza through our program for the past four years. He was known for his dedication to the humanitarian cause, his excellent relationship with all vulnerable beneficiaries we serve, and his great sense of humor. Shadi was 35 years old, and leaves behind him his wife and three children.

His family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic loss and as we gather the resilience to continue our humanitarian service to those most in need, understanding their losses are our losses.

The Lee Building (location of Global Communities’ headquarters) flew the flag at half-mast in honor of the loss of Shadi.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the innocent civilians who are paying the highest price for this ongoing tragic conflict. We hope all pressure will be exerted to stop this war and to allow the Palestinian people to live in dignity, freedom and safety.