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UNEP Staff Member Injured in Jakarta Attacks

UNEP Staff Member Injured in Jakarta Attacks

A staff member of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was seriously injured during Thursday's terrorist attacks in the vicinity of the UN offices in central Jakarta.

The Dutch national, a renowned expert in forestry and ecosystems management, was stationed in Jakarta as part of the UN team that provides support to the Indonesian Government in combating peat-land fires.

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Achim Steiner said, "UNEP condemns in the strongest possible terms these senseless acts of terror. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, including our UNEP colleague, who is currently fighting for his life, and the people and Government of Indonesia."

The staff member is married and has four children.

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