Lebanese Red Cross aid worker killed in Yemen shooting

A Lebanese man named Hanna Lahoud who worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was shot and killed in the Yemeni city of Taiz on April 21, according to


. The incident took place in the morning when a team of ICRC aid workers was traveling to visit a prison. Lahoud was in charge of the detention program in Yemen. The car came under attack by an unknown shooter who shot Lahoud multiple times in the heart. He died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. His colleagues were not harmed. The team stopped in the Dhabab area to buy local cheese when an unknown gunman started the shooting. The southern city of Taiz, which is controlled by pro-government forces, is not safe since Houthi rebels are surrounding the area. The investigation is ongoing to find the killer. The situation is tense and chaotic in Yemen. According to the United Nations, more than 8.4 million people are on the verge of famine. The country is also struggling with a cholera epidemic. Our condolences go out to Hanna Lahoud’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

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