Canadian Aid Worker Attacked in Haiti

    A Canadian aid worker was wounded and his driver fatally shot after they were attacked while on their way to work in Haiti on Friday (Oct. 28), according to The Star.

    Francklin Guerrier, a retired lawyer employed by a Canadian International Development Agency-funded unit that supports aid delivery in Haiti, is now recovering in a hospital in Port-au-Prince. The Star notes the motive behind the attack is still unknown.

    Canadian Minister for International Cooperation Beverley Oda said the Canadian government is working with its consular officers to ensure Guerrier’s family gets support, the Canadian Press says.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.