British UN worker killed in Somalia named

Two UN workers killed in Somalia have been named as Briton Simon Davis, 57, and his French colleague Clement Gorrissen, 28, by the organisation's Office on Drugs and Crime

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Hollande condemns 'cowardly attack' on UN workers

President Francois Hollande has condemned an attack on a French and British UN worker in Somalia. The two men, who were working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, were shot dead at Galkayo Airport in north central Somalia.

France's President Francois Hollande Credit: ABACA/Press Association Images

In a statement, Mr Hollande said: "The French President condemns the cowardly murder of a Frenchman and a Briton on a UN mission in Somalia. They were acting for peace on behalf of the international community.

"France pays tribute to the work and courage of UN members all over the world. It stands alongside the Somali authorities in the fight against terrorism.

"François Hollande extends his condolences to our compatriot’s family and the British authorities."

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UN condemns 'callous attack' on Somalia consultants

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia has condemned the murder of two UN consultants in Somalia. Nicholas Kay said in a statement:

Our UN colleagues were working in support of the Somali people’s aspiration for a peaceful and stable future. There can be no justification for such a callous attack. I call on the authorities to conduct a full investigation immediately and bring the perpetrators to justice without delay.

– Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General

Foreign Office: British UN worker killed in Somalia

A British man is one of two UN workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office confirmed.

A spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national on April 7. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Two men working for the UN killed at Galkayo Airport, Puntland, Somalia. Credit: Google Maps
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