UNICEF Statement on attack in Somalia

Four UNICEF staff members have reportedly been killed in an attack on a vehicle in which they were riding in Garowe, Somalia. Four other UNICEF colleagues are reportedly in a serious condition.

The IED (improvised explosive device) attack occurred when the staff were travelling from their guest house to the office, normally a three minute drive.

UNICEF is currently contacting families of the staff, and airlifting the injured.

The UNICEF colleagues were an integral part of UNICEF’s work in Somalia, dedicated to improving the lives of others.