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Remember the Fallen

Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4 April 2011

Jeanne Kabange Numbi

Jeanne Kabange Numbi

Jeanne Kabange Numbi worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She 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).

Jeanne joined OCHA in 2005 and held various functions related to human resources management. She was returning from a mission to Goma when she died.

Admired by her friends and colleagues, Jeanne was nicknamed Mama Jeanne for her kindness.

“I will always remember her smile”, said a colleague, who fondly remembers the day they met.

“Jeanne was always extremely professional,” said a friend. “She was always available for her colleagues and had a wonderful rapport with the people she worked with. She approached every task, however difficult, with diligence.”

Jeanne had an academic background in Economics, and held a “Licence” from the Université de Lubumbashi in the DRC. She was extremely active in her religious community, and held a diploma in theology from the École de la Bible Logos Rhema.

Jeanne is survived by her husband, daughter, and son.

If you knew Jeanne and would like to share some comments about her, please see:

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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