The Administrator was very saddened by the tragic loss of life after the crash of Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 today near Addis Ababa, and extended his condolences to the victims' families and friends.

"Every accident is a tragedy.  When it involves friends and colleagues, the sadness becomes even more acute," said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. "I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all of those we lost today on Ethiopia Airlines flight 302, and to the people of Ethiopia."

UNDP is in contact with the Ethiopian authorities for further details.


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