|Early on Friday, 28 September, Hussam Humeidan, 35, a teacher at Qalqilya School in Husseinieh, Damascus, lost his life when he was caught in a crossfire near his home in Seyyida Zeinab as armed clashes erupted around his vehicle. Hussam joined UNRWA as a teacher in Ramadan Camp in January 2006 and was transferred to Husseinieh in September 2006. He earned much respect from colleagues for his remarkable competence, personal strength, courage, and professionalism. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues for his integrity and serenity.
Hussam is survived by his wife Alaa, his father, and his two children al-Baraa and al-Yaman.