Posts Tagged ‘al-Shabaab’

Statement by President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton on the death of Elif Yavuz

New York, NY

We were shocked and terribly saddened to learn of the death of Elif Yavuz in the senseless attacks in Nairobi. Elif devoted her life to helping others, particularly people in developing countries suffering from malaria and HIV/AIDS. She had originally worked with our Health Access Initiative during her doctoral studies, and we were so pleased that she had recently rejoined us as a senior vaccines researcher based in Tanzania. Elif was brilliant, dedicated, and deeply admired by her colleagues, who will miss her terribly.  On behalf of the entire Clinton Foundation, we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Elif’s family and her many friends throughout the world.

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Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 4, 2011

The United States strongly condemns today’s vicious attack by al-Shabaab against innocent civilians in Mogadishu. Many of the victims were students working to earn scholarships to continue their education and help them realize their potential. This cowardly act of terrorism once again demonstrates al-Shabaab’s complete disregard for human life and Somalia’s future.

Al-Shabaab continues to threaten and kill aid workers. They have murdered the very people they claim to want to protect. At a time when the world is focused on helping Somalis who are suffering from drought and famine, al-Shabaab is ignoring calls by the Arab League, international community, and the people of Somalia to allow the uninhibited delivery of urgently needed relief to those desperately in need of assistance.

Our condolences go out to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims. The United States is committed to standing with all Somalis who seek peace — including Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government — as they work toward stability in Somalia and throughout the region.

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