Information update on Democratic Republic of Congo security incident WFPROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has the following updates on the tragic armed attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 22 February: There are currently three reviews underway, examining the facts surrounding the incident on Monday, 22 February, in which the Italian Ambassador to DRC, Luca Attanasio, his security escort, Vittorio Iacovacci, and WFP driver, Mustapha Milambo, were killed. The reviews are being conducted respectively by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and by the Italian and DRC authorities.WFP requested, and is collaborating with, the review that is being carried out by UNDSS, and it has offered its full cooperation with those being carried out by the Italian and DRC authorities.WFP welcomes the condemnation of the tragic attack from the United Nations Secretary General and supports his call on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate swiftly this heinous targeting of a United Nations joint field mission and to bring the perpetrators to justice. WFP stands with the family, friends and colleagues of all of those who tragically lost their lives in this incident in working towards a swift conclusion of the reviews, so that the facts can be established with transparency and integrity.The WFP family continues to mourn all of those lost in this incident, including our friend and colleague, Mustapha Milambo, who was laid to rest in Goma on Tuesday 23 February.The four other WFP employees who were involved in the incident are safe and accounted for and are continuing their recovery in Goma. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ambassador, Attack, Congo, Employees, Family, food, Government, incident, justice, Safety, Secretary, security, UN, United Nations, WFP, world
Share RelatedStrunk set program on right pathBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS He was only here for two years, but if any football coach that Port Isabel High has ever had put the program back on the path to playoff contention it is Jason Strunk. He arrived in Port Isabel with his family that summer…April 5, 2020In “Features”District names new athletic directorBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Port Isabel Tarpons have found their new athletic director and head football coach — the second in as many years. During a special meeting held Monday, the Point Isabel School Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Jason Strunk, formerly of…June 8, 2018In “News”District competition will be fierce with newly released UIL Alignment By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS Rio Grande Valley coaches met this Monday, February 3, at the Harlingen Aquatic Center for the unveiling of the new UIL 2020-21 and 2021-22 Realignment for Football, Volleyball, and Basketball. The District Assignments and Reclassification involving Port…February 6, 2020In “News” Jason Strunk during Port Isabel High School’s 2019 Pep Rally. Strunk is leaving PI-ISD for Manheim Township High School in Pennsylvania. Photo by Constancio Martinez, Jr.By Constancio Martinez, Jr.Special to the PRESSJason Strunk, Port Isabel High School’s (PIHS) head football coach and athletic director since 2018, is now the Athletic Director at 6A Manheim Township High School, located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Strunk’s last day with the district was today, Tuesday, March 31. “I have spent 25 years coaching this game and I have loved it,” Strunk said in a Twitter post announcing his resignation. “At this time, I want to pursue a different career path, a new chapter in life.”Strunk cited being able to watch his son, Mac Strunk, run college track at Citadel Military College of South Carolina and getting his wife back into her doctor network as reasons for the move. Strunk also said he is a year away from finishing his Masters degree in Athletic Leadership at Clemson University. “I love the kids at Port Isabel,” Strunk said. “I have enjoyed being a Tarpon. It’s a special place. They are heading in the right direction. We have built young and they are ready to break out. Their future is really bright! I will follow their path through football and life. We build lifelong relationships. I will always be in their corner.”Strunk starts at Manheim Township High School on Wednesday, April 1, working from his home. “(I’m) working from home here in Texas until everything with the virus is cleared out and safe to work,” Strunk said. Port Isabel Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Strunk during a football practice in 2018. File photo.One of the key items that coach Strunk emphasized in his time at PI was his nutrition and chocolate milk programs. During the football season, players would drink chocolate milk within 15 minutes after workouts, in an attempt to build muscle mass and repair muscle fibers. The athletes were also provided a food pantry where they could make sandwiches when they were hungry. Strunk feels these programs need to continue as they are, “vital to our athletes.”In a vacancy ad from Port Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD), this district is looking for an applicant with 5 years of head coaching and teaching experience. The deadline for the job is April 3. “They need to let someone come in and work,” Strunk said, regarding Port Isabel High School’s next head coach and athletic director. “Let them do their job. These kids will play! They will be ready!” The Manheim Township “Blue Streaks” are an accomplished football team in the area, compiling a 33-5 win-loss record in the last three years, including going 11-1 in 2019.