Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on the killing of an NGO worker in Central Darfur [EN/AR]
Khartoum, 11 June 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, expresses shock and sorrow at the killing of a staff member of a humanitarian nongovernment organisation on 9 June 2013 in North Camp, Nertiti, Central Darfur. Mr. Al-Za’tari offers his sincere condolences to the family of the staff member killed and urges the authorities concerned to bring the perpetrators to justice.
"I strongly condemn this senseless crime,” said Mr. Al-Za’tari. “The killing of this aid worker, and the injury of several other civilians, occurred because an exchange of fire took place in a camp for people displaced by fighting in Darfur. The civilian and humanitarian nature of these camps must be respected. The people living in these camps should not be subjected to any acts of violence. It is the responsibility of all parties to ensure a safe and secure environment for all those living and working in the camps,” he said.