UN Condemns the Abduction and Killing of Aid workers in Somalia

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DEputy UN REp Somalia

Statement by the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Adam Abdelmoula, on the abduction and killing of NGO health personnel

Somalilandsun: I am shocked to hear seven Somali health personnel and a civilian were abducted from an NGO-run health clinic located in Gololey village, Balcad District, Middle Shabelle region on 27 May. All eight were subsequently killed. Preliminary information indicates that they suffered brutal deaths.

I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

Attacks against medical facilities and personnel are unacceptable and a breach of international humanitarian law and any common decency. It is unbelievable that this attack comes at a time when Somalia is grappling to contain a triple threat of a pandemic, flooding and the resurgence of desert locusts.

I strongly condemn this outrage and await a thorough and transparent investigation-End

The UN envoy was reacting to the story here Somalia says 8 ‘very young’ aid workers abducted, killed

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