Tuesday, 09 October 2018 18:10

Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Expresses Condolences on Death of Deminer

Baghdad, Iraq, 9 October 2018 - The Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Marta Ruedas, is deeply saddened by the death of a deminer working for the international NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) while undertaking humanitarian clearance operations in the area north of Tel Afar in northwestern Iraq.

On behalf of the United Nations and the humanitarian community, Ms. Ruedas extends condolences to the family of the deceased and to his colleagues at MAG. “The humanitarian community lost a brave member who made the ultimate sacrifice while performing one of the most difficult jobs in the world and among the most noble missions, clearing unexploded ordnance in order to save lives.”

The victim worked for MAG, an international NGO that operates in Iraq to clear areas from unexploded ordnance left following the conflict with ISIL. The clearance operations are carried out by a number of specialized organisations in coordination with the Iraqi Directorate of Mine Action (DMA).

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