New York

22 April 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of an ICRC aid worker in Taizz, Yemen

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday in Yemen's Taizz Governorate. The aid worker died following an attack by unknown armed assaillants on an ICRC vehicle on the outskirts of Taizz. 
 
The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the aid worker killed and expresses his solidarity with the President and staff of the ICRC. Those responsible for this killing must be apprehended and prosecuted. 
 
The Secretary-General emphasizes that all parties to the conflict must protect aid workers who provide humanitarian assistance to the more than 22 million Yemeni people in need.