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20 April 2015: Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on attack in Garowe, Somalia

20 April 2015, ROME/NEW YORK – “The horrific attack on our UNICEF colleagues today in northern Somalia is an assault not only on them but on the people they served. Our immediate thoughts are with the families of the four staff members who were killed and with those who were injured. All of us at UNICEF are deeply saddened, and deeply angered.

“Our colleagues dedicated their lives to working for the children of Somalia. They are not victims. They and those who were wounded are heroes. We mourn their loss and hope for the full recovery of the injured.

“Our continuing work for the most vulnerable children and their families in Somalia will be a fitting tribute to those we have lost.”

For more information, please contact:

James Elder, Regional Chief of Communication, UNICEF, Nairobi Mobile +254 715 581 222 Email:

Edward Carwardine, Deputy Director of Communication, UNICEF, New York. Mobile +1 917 310 8969





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