UNICEF slams murder of worker

United Nations Children's Fund says 5 other workers apart from its own also killed on Feb. 25 

UNICEF slams murder of worker

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday condemned the killing of its aid worker in the Central African Republic.

''We strongly condemn this senseless act against aid workers who were there to improve the lives of the must vulnerable populations,'' the UN agency said in a statement.

UNICEF said its aid worker was killed on Feb. 25 along with five education workers ''while traveling in the northwestern region of the Central African Republic, near Markounda.’’

''We offer our deepest condolences to the families and the colleagues of the victims,'' it added. 

Central African Republic has been wracked by violence since Seleka rebels ousted then President Francois Bozize in 2013.

Fierce fighting has continued between the Muslim Seleka and Christian anti-Balaka rebels, forcing nearly half the country's population to depend on humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Mart 2018, 13:30