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Cameroon: UN Humanitarian Coordinator Condemns Killing of Abducted Aid Worker in North West

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Cameroon on Sunday condemned the killing of one of the organization’s humanitarian workers by armed men Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region of Cameroon.

Ms. Allegra Baiocchi said at the time of his abduction, Saturday, November 30, Mr. Ngwayi was carrying out a humanitarian assessment to ensure people in need received timely and appropriate support.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the horrific execution of an aid worker last night. On behalf of the United Nations and the wider humanitarian community, our deepest condolences go to his family, friends and colleagues,” Ms. Baiocchi said.

She disclosed the attacks on killing humanitarian workers is at the detriment of civilians in the restive regions of the country.

“Humanitarian workers risk everything to provide aid to people most in need. They must be respected and protected, not targeted. The continued attacks on aid workers only increase the suffering of civilians, as we are unable to safely carry out operations,” added Ms. Baiocchi.

Mr. Pascal Ngwayi of Community Initiative for Sustainable Development (COMINSUD), a local NGO and UN partner, was abducted on Saturday November 30 and later killed by armed men in Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region.

In the North West and South West regions of Cameroon, the humanitarian community is working to bring lifesaving assistance to the most vulnerable people, in line with the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan.

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