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United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, condemns killing of two aid workers in Deir-Ez-Zor, Syria [EN/AR]

United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, condemns killing of two aid workers in Deir-Ez-Zor, Syria

Damascus, 18 April 2021

The United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Mr. Imran Riza, expressed deep sadness over the tragic deaths of two Syrian aid workers, who were killed in an armed attack in south-east rural Deir-Ez-Zor, Syria.According to reports,on 17 April,unknown attackers shot and killed the workers as they were returning from a humanitarian assistance project. Both victims were volunteers working for thenational NGOAl-Birr and Al-Ihsan Ras al-Ain. “On behalf of the entire humanitarian communityin Syria, I sendsincerecondolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims. The two people killedwere volunteers committed to serving the people of their country. I honor their dedication and courage,”said Mr. Riza.Mr. Riza condemned the cowardly attack in the strongest possible termsand called for the protection of all aid workers.“Humanitarians in Syria and elsewhere daily risk their lives to assist people in desperate need. Their safety and security must be assured at all times,” he said.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
18 Apr 2021
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Press Release