MSF national staff member shot dead in Somalia

An MSF national staff member was shot dead on Monday July 9th at 10:30 AM in the provincial town of Beledweyne, in the Hiraan region.

It is with great sadness that the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) learnt of the violent death of Ibrahim Abdi Isse, hospital watchman for MSF in Beledweyne – Hiraan region, who was killed while off duty. The tragic death of Ibrahim Abdi Isse is not linked to his activities with the humanitarian medical organization. Our sources indicate that the killing was the result of a personal dispute.

This sad incident does in no way influence the commitment of MSF towards assisting the population present in the region. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

MSF has been working in Somalia since 1991. The organization manages regular medical projects in the Bay, Banadir, Mudug, Galguddud, Hiraan, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Middle Juba, Lower Juba and Bakool regions. Since the reprisal of the fights following the Ethiopian army military intervention, MSF assists the displaced population in and around Mogadishu.