Central African Republic: The Humanitarian Coordinator condemns the killing of a humanitarian worker – Central Afri…


Bangui, 6 January 2019 – The Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic, Najat Rochdi, is shocked and sadden by the killing of a humanitarian worker in Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture. On 5 January, the guard of a Non-Governmental Organization was shot-wounded while he was trying to protect the premises of the organisation during a violent break-in. Despite the emergency aid, the guard died of his wounds.

« I am dismayed and shaken by this despicable killing, which demonstrates once again a flagrant disregard for human life and for the essential work of humanitarian workers in the CAR. I condemn all attacks against humanitarian personnel. Civilians and humanitarian workers are not a target! », deplores the Humanitarian Coordinator.

Rochdi also calls upon all parties to…

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