New York, 23 December 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on SomaliaThe Secretary-General strongly condemns the killing of two World Food Programme staff members and a staff member of a cooperating partner today in Mataban, Hiraan province of Somalia.
The Secretary-General calls on the authorities to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers. He expects those responsible to be swiftly brought to justice.
The Secretary-General extends his sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the three humanitarian workers and to their colleagues in Somalia
Statements on 23 December 2011