Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Ms. Pamela DeLargy

from UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan
Published on 06 Aug 2012

Khartoum, 6 August 2012. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan ad interim, Pamela DeLargy, has expressed her profound shock at the attack on a World Food Programme (WFP) vehicle in South Kordofan, in which one WFP staff member was killed and another seriously wounded.

The incident took place on 4 August on the main highway, some 80 kilometres north of the state capital Kadugli, near Hilat Yatu town.

“These UN staff members were dedicated to helping the people of South Kordofan and it is tragic that they have had to risk their lives to do so,” said Ms DeLargy. “On behalf of the UN community in Sudan, I condemn this senseless, violent act in the strongest possible terms. Attacks such as this put at jeopardy the humanitarian, recovery and development support so badly needed by the people of South Kordofan. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the family of our dear colleague who was killed in the attack. And we wish our wounded colleague a rapid recovery from his wounds.”