Flags fly at half-mast at UN Geneva in honour of United Nations workers who died in Ethiopian Airlines crash

March 11, 2019
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Flags fly at half-mast at UN Geneva in honour of United Nations workers who died in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Sunday’s tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash claimed the lives of all 157 aboard including 18 others working in Africa for United Nations’ related agencies.

Staff members from at least five UN and affiliated organizations are understood to have also perished on the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 from the capital city Addis Ababa to Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

Flags fly at half-mast at UN Geneva in honour of United Nations workers who died in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Alongside IOM, these include the World Food Program (WFP), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN Environment Program (UNEP).

The World Bank and others also lost colleagues in the tragedy. There were some 32 nationalities on the doomed flight.

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