Daily News header

Gunman Kills Three Aid Workers in Somalia

By  

Two World Food Programme employees and an employee of the Doyale NGO have been killed by a gunman in Somalia. WFP released the names of the three men, Muhyedin Yarrow, Mohamed Salad, and Abdulahi Ali.

Mr. Yarrow, 54, had worked with WFP for 13 years, during which he served in the Somali towns of Baidoa, Wajid and Galkayo. Mr. Salad, 28, joined WFP's relief operation in Galkayo two years ago. The men were on a mission to monitor food aid distribution.

In a bizarre turn of events, it was reported the gunman who shot the three aid workers gave himself up after committing the crime. Local authorities took the man into custody. Food Programme operations in Mataban are temporarily suspended while the incident is investigated.

food distribution near mogadishu
A WFP food distribution centre for displaced people near Mogadishu
UN Photo
The World Food Programme agency condemned the killing saying this violent act illustrates the risks that relief workers face in one of the world's most dangerous places.

The UN says Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, issued a statement through his spokesman, strongly condemning the killing. He urged authorities in Somalia to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers.

Mr. Ban extended his sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the three humanitarian workers and their colleagues, saying he expected those responsible for the murder to be swiftly brought to justice.

WFP provides food to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and malnourished children in Hiran, which was badly affected by this year's drought-induced food shortages, but was not officially declared to be in a state of famine, as were some other parts of Somalia.

Mataban town lies in the central Hiran region of Somalia.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News News

The US is making progress to combat food insecurity. In 2013, the Feed the Future initiative helped nourish more than 12.5 million children.
As the seminar Cleaner Green: Understanding Low Carbon Development in India - was over on 16 September, I returned to my home city Guwahati to a massive flood in Assam and neighboring Meghalaya days after.
One man ran for his life, but Kangbura Terang and Biren Kathar fell prey to the irate tiger, both gained lesions to their face, limbs and abdomen.
The deceased militant who was killed by police in a gun battle, was identified as Mangal Narzary, part of the NDFB Sangbijit faction.
The eccentric group of villagers took her to the village place of worship (Namghar) gagged and bound, they wrapped her with a fishing net and haul her to the centre of the village at around 1.00 PM and repeatedly thrashed her with cane and sharp wea
Last Saturday, Sikari Teron of Heyoung Langso village was brought to Jirikinding medical sub centre in grave condition, but he died due to lack of treatment.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site