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ICRC delegate killed

02-09-2006 News Release 06/102

Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply dismayed to learn that one of its field delegates, Jeannette Fournier, a public health specialist, was killed yesterday, 1 September, in an accident that occurred north-west of Ziguinchor, in the Casamance region of Senegal, on a road frequently travelled by the ICRC.

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Jeannette Fournier 

Jeannette Fournier, along with three colleagues, was conducting a survey of the needs of people displaced by the armed clashes in the region. She was killed, and her colleagues wounded, when the vehicle transporting them struck either a mine or some form of unexploded ordnance. As yet, nothing more is known about the circumstances of the accident.

Jeannette Fournier, 50, had been working for the ICRC since 1980. She had previously been posted to Thailand/Cambodia, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Indonesia.

The ICRC wishes to convey its deepest sympathy and most heartfelt condolences to Jeanette Fournier’s family, friends and colleagues.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Marco Jiménez Rodríguez, ICRC Geneva, tel : + 41 79 217 32 17