Mali: WHO doctor seized by ‘unidentified assailants’, as UNHCR raises alarm over continuing violence | The Guardian Nigeria News

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New York, USA, 25 January 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet posted on Tuesday that WHO was working with local authorities to investigate the abduction of Dr. Mahamadou Diawara, who had worked for the agency in the town for around three years, “and ensure our colleague’s quick return to his family.”

WHO said in a statement that he had been “leading efforts to provide medical care to communities that are often remote and face insecurity risks and violence.” 

The driver of his car was also attacked, but not abducted, and was said to be recovering from the incident.

“The motive for the abduction is unclear” at this time, said WHO.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper