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UNHCR mourns death of staff member in northern Ethiopia

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UNHCR mourns death of staff member in northern Ethiopia

28 December 2021
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the UN family are saddened by the death of its staff member, an unfortunate casualty of the conflict in northern Ethiopia.

“We are saddened by this tragic loss of our colleague and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones,” said Clementine Nkweta-Salami, UNHCR’s Regional Director for the East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region.

UNHCR calls on all parties to protect civilians, including aid workers, refugees and those forcibly displaced in line with obligations under international humanitarian law.

“It is imperative to put an end to this conflict which has caused so much human suffering, loss of life and led to millions becoming forcibly displaced,” she added.

UNHCR continues to work with partners to ensure that the refugees and internally displaced people in Ethiopia receive the support they need.



For more information on this topic, please contact:

In Nairobi, Faith Kasina, [email protected], +254 113427094