Statement on attack against humanitarian workers in the Central African Republic

by Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Director

28 February 2018

“All of us at UNICEF are deeply saddened and shocked by the killing of our colleague, along with five other education workers, who were attacked on February 25 while travelling in the northwestern region of the Central African Republic, near Markounda, a remote area near the Chadian border.

“We strongly condemn this senseless act against aid workers who were there to improve the lives of the most vulnerable populations.

We offer our deepest condolences to the families and the colleagues of the victims.”

 

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