Details of the 19 UN delegates that perished at the Ethiopian Airlines crash

Of the 157 victims in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, 19 of them were delegates of different bodies of the United Nations.

Reportage by the UN reveals that the World Food Programme (WFP) lost seven staff, the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) lost two, as did the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

On the other hand, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan, World Bank and UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) each lost one staff member.

Six staff from the UN Office in Nairobi (UNON) were also tragically killed in the crash.

Some of the delegates are said to have boarded the plane to Nairobi, looking to attend a Nairobi delegation on Monday, held by UNEnvironment.

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres passed his condolences to family members of the delegates.

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