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Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4 April 2011

Henri Badila Diangituka

Henri Badila Diangituka

Henri Badila Diangituka, a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was an Assistant Database Manager in the information management department of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarians Affairs (OCHA) in the DRC.

He died on 4 April 2011 aboard a UN plane which had been on a flight from the north-eastern city of Kisangani. The plane crashed as it tried to land amid heavy rain and high winds, at N’Djili airport in Kinshasa (DRC).

Henri started in his post in March 2009 and played a central role in the gathering, analysis and publication of the Humanitarian Action Plans for the DRC in 2010 and 2011. He also managed databases on security incidents concerning humanitarian personnel, humanitarian activities and internally displaced persons (IDPs). He had been working on this in Goma when he boarded the plane to Kinshasa on 4 April.

Henri held a B.A. in computer science from Université de Kinshasa.

He was “friendly, diligent, honest and always willing to help,” according to his colleagues. He also played an active role in his religious community.

Henri was married to Lathe Ginelle, who is expecting a child.

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In Memoriam page - DPKO

The above tribute was first published on iSeek (the UN's Intranet) using information provided by field missions, the Departments of Peacekeeping and Field Support and OHRM, as well as comments shared by colleagues in conversations, email messages, and media accounts.

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