In a statement, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator David Gressly mentioned he was “shocked and deeply saddened by the appalling assault”, which occurred on Friday when unknown gunmen fired on the help employees within the city of Turbah, positioned in Taiz governorate in southwestern Yemen.
By no means a goal
Mr. Gressley mentioned your complete UN household and humanitarian companions within the nation are grieving the lack of Moayad Hameidi, a Jordanian nationwide and devoted humanitarian, who died in hospital shortly after the assault.
“Mr. Hameidi’s demise is certainly an unacceptable tragedy. I name on the authorities to carry the perpetrators to justice. Humanitarian employees ought to by no means be a goal,” he mentioned.
Mr. Hameidi was a veteran WFP employees member, having labored for the UN company for 18 years, together with on a earlier posting in Yemen.
He had solely just lately returned to the nation to imagine a brand new job as the top of WFP’s workplace in Taiz.
The Resident Coordinator conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Hameidi’s household and mates, and wished a speedy restoration to the injured employees member.