from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A staff formerly carried by gunners in the field, and holding a lighted match for discharging cannon.
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"The work of WCS and our dedicated field-staff to develop alternate livelihoods for local poachers is just one step on the road to recovery for these incredible animals."
Indeed, the earthquake has also had a severe impact on the UN in Haiti: the destruction of its headquarters and the largest loss of life in any mission in its history (around sixty-one personnel killed, including thirty-one senior officials) means that the UN will also have to replenish its own field-staff if it is going to continue its valuable role in Haiti's future.
"It's a slap in the face," said Trevor Powell, a GSE field-staff volunteer.