UN Humanitarian Coordinator Allegra Baiocchi calls Pascal Ngwayi’s murder a war crime. We are not able to conduct operations safely,

“Allegra Baiocchi said in a statement issued on November 30 to condemn the killing of an agent of the GO Corminsud (Community Initiative for Sustainable Development), that is out to help the most needy.

They must be respected and protected, not targeted,

“she said the day after the abduction and then the assassination of late Pascal Ngwayi in the Donga Mantung Division (North-West Region).

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At the time of his abduction, the unfortunate man was conducting a humanitarian assessment to ensure that people in need were receiving appropriate support.

“The deliberate targeting of aid and humanitarian workers is a war crime,” says Allegra Baiocchi. The UN humanitarian coordinator in Cameroon calls on all armed actors to ensure the protection of humanitarian workers and to respect human rights and international humanitarian law.

By Subiru Madina