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Finnish member of EUCAP Somalia dies of Covid-19

(B2) A member of the EU Reinforcement Mission to the Somali Internal Security Forces died in hospital in Nairobi on 21 March. He had contracted the COVID-19 virus during his duties in Somalia, the EUCAP Somalia mission said in a statement issued on April 6.

He was a civilian crisis management expert seconded by the Crisis Management Center (CMC) Finland to EUCAP Somalia, as part of the security sector development support. His name has not been revealed for the sake of preserving family privacy.

This is the 63rd death that the Union has to deplore within the framework of its common foreign and security policy since its inception, according to the base. memoriam of B2.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).