The Head of MINUSMA condemns the attack on an ICRC vehicle in the region of Gao
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA Mr. Mongi Hamdi, is deeply saddened by the killing of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Gao region. During the attack another ICRC employee got injured.
The attack took place yesterday, 30 March, around 11.00 pm, approximately 25 kilometers from Gao, on the road from Tacharane to Haoussa Foulani. The truck was clearly marked with the ICRC emblem and on the way to Niger to collect much needed medical supplies for the hospital in Gao.
Mr. Hamdi extends its deepest condolences to the family of the victim and expresses its solidarity with the ICRC and all aid workers in Mali who are committed every day to support people in need.
Mr. Hamdi condemns this attack and crime against humanity in the strongest terms and calls upon the Malian authorities to identify the ones responsible and bring them to justice.