9 May 2006

Secretary-General Condemns Attacks on Peacekeeping, Humanitarian Staff in Sudan, Chad

NEW YORK, 8 May (UN Headquarters) -- The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the recent attacks on staff of the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS), and of international humanitarian organizations working both in Darfur, Sudan, and in Chad.

He particularly deplores the killing of an AMIS staff member, as well as the earlier attack against a national staff member of an international non-governmental organization, in Kalma camp, and the critical wounding of a UNICEF international staff member in Abéché (eastern Chad).

While expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, the Secretary-General calls on all parties to adhere to, and abide by, the Darfur Peace Agreement of 5 May 2006 and to refrain from any further violence.

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