Thursday, June 30, 2011

World Food Programme staff recovered safely in Ethiopia

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed today the safe recovery of two of its Ethiopian staff members. The two staff members went missing after an incident in Ethiopia’s Somali Region on 13 May 2011.

WFP confirms that the staff members have been brought to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where they are receiving medical treatment and stress counseling and being reunited with their families.

WFP and the UN system more broadly worked closely with national and regional authorities for the safe return of the two men. This incident underscores the need to ensure the safety and security of UN staff.

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