Red Cross staff member killed during robbery of humanitarian convoy in Africa

07.11.2017, Africa.

Staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed in the Central African Republic during the delivery of humanitarian supplies, ICRC stated, RIA Novosti news agency reports on November 6.

“The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is shocked and saddened by the killing of one of its staff in the Central African Republic. Youssouf Atteipe, an ICRC driver, died on Saturday while taking part in a convoy delivering much-needed aid to victims of the armed conflict in the country”, stated the press service of the ICRC.

The staff member of ICRC was shot during a robbery of the humanitarian convoy in the north of the Central African Republic. The man was inside a vehicle that was marked with the Red Cross emblem. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

The armed conflict between government and rebels lasts since 2012. The civil war began after the overthrow of the president François Bozizé. In 2013 the French Armed Forces began to execute the peacekeeping operation Sangaris with the permission of the UN. Earlier the armed conflict between Muslims and Christians took place in the Central African Republic. It lasted until 2007.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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