The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC has announced the death of one of it’s staff in Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon.
In a statement issued by the body, the staff died on August 23, following injuries he sustained the day before, during an attack in Bamenda.
The victim, 62-year-old Dioméde Nzobambona is a Canadian who was a delegate working in the fields of water and sanitation.
Dioméde was in Bamenda to provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the ongoing armed conflict.
According to the statement from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the circumstances of his death have not been clarified and they can’t give any information.
They maintained that the priority of the International Committee of the Red Cross is to support those who are affected by this tragedy, especially Dioméde’s family, relatives and colleagues.
Markus Brudermann, head of the ICRC delegation in Cameroon said “words are not enough to express our immense sadness nor to soothe the grief of his family and loved ones. We send them our sincere condolences and the expression of our deepest sympathy.”
Dioméde Nzobambona has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross since 2003 and had been under contract with the Canadian Red Cross between 2007 and 2012.
By Timfuchi Aaron