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Cameroon: Humanitarian worker killed in Anglophone region

A humanitarian worker has been killed in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon. Diomède Nzobambona, 62, a Canadian working for…

A humanitarian worker has been killed in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.

Diomède Nzobambona, 62, a Canadian working for the International Committeer of the Red Cross, ICRC died on August 23 following injuries sustained the previous day during an attack in Bamenda.

The victim was an ICRC delegate working in the fields of water and sanitation. He had worked for the ICRC since 2003, and who had been under contract with the Canadian Red Cross between 2007 and 2012.

Diomède was in Bamenda to provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected by armed violence in the region.

The ICRC says “circumstances of his death have yet to be clarified and no information can be given at this stage. The ICRC’s priority is to support those who are most affected by this tragedy, in particular his family, relatives and colleagues.”

“Words are not enough to express our immense sadness nor to soothe the grief of his family and loved ones. We send them our sincere condolences and the expression of our deepest sympathy,” said Markus Brudermann, the head of the delegation for the ICRC in Cameroon.

STATEMENT BY ICRC ON THE KILLING OF HUMANITARIAN WORKER

An ICRC employee killed in Cameroon

Geneva / Yaoundé (ICRC) – It is with great sadness that the International Committee of the Red Cross
(ICRC) confirms that one of its staff died on August 23 following injuries sustained the day before during
an attack in Bamenda in the north-west of Cameroon.

Diomède Nzobambona, a 62-year-old Canadian, was a delegate working in the fields of water and
sanitation. He had worked for the ICRC since 2003, and who had been under contract with the
Canadian Red Cross between 2007 and 2012.

Diomède was in Bamenda to provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected by armed
violence in the region.

The circumstances of his death have yet to be clarified and no information can be given at this stage.
The ICRC’s priority is to support those who are most affected by this tragedy, in particular his family,
relatives and colleagues.

“Words are not enough to express our immense sadness nor to soothe the grief of his family and loved
ones. We send them our sincere condolences and the expression of our deepest sympathy,” said
Markus Brudermann, the head of the delegation for the ICRC in Cameroon.

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Present in Cameroon since 1992, the ICRC is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that
provides protection and assistance to victims of the armed conflict in the Far North of the country and
to communities affected by armed violence in the North-West and South regions.

 

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