The Government of the Republic of Burundi has just learned with consternation the sudden death of the WFP Representative in Burundi, Mr. Jacques Roy, on August 31, 2016.
This illustrious deceased has done a lot for Burundi in terms of food support to vulnerable groups and especially for disaster victims and other vulnerable people in connection with EL NINO impact.
Thus, the death of such an eminent personality is a great loss for Burundi, in terms of programs and support measures that the WFP constantly implements in favor of the people of Burundi in general as well as in terms of emergency humanitarian assistance in particular.
The Government of the Republic of Burundi takes this opportunity to extend its deepest condolences to all United Nations agencies working in Burundi particularly the WFP and to the bereaved family. The Government of the Republic of Burundi encourages the WFP and reiterates its moral support in these times of hardship.
Done at Bujumbura, 1st of September 2016
Secretary-General and Spokesman
of the Government.-