Posted by: africanpressorganization | 4 August 2008

Somalia / UN Special Representative deeply saddened over women workers’ deaths


Somalia / UN Special Representative deeply saddened over women workers’ deaths


MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 4, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah said he was deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of some 20 Somali women in a bomb attack in Mogadishu.


“These women were killed trying to do their work and improve life in Mogadishu by cleaning the streets. Nothing can justify the deaths of innocent victims especially wives and mothers such as these who were working hard to make ends meet,” said Mr Ould-Abdallah.


“I extend my condolences to their families and to all Somalis. I also call on true Somali patriots to use restraint and address their problems through contact and dialogue as preached by their religion and their culture,” he stated. “After so many years of violence, Somalis should use this sad time to regain their sense of dignity through working together for lasting peace.”

SOURCE : Mission of UN in Somalia


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