The executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Catherine Russell, was injured in a car accident in Egypt on Tuesday while traveling to the Gaza Strip, and had to postpone a visit to Israel due to injuries, a spokesperson for the organization said on Wednesday.
“While on the way to Rafah, we believe the car hit or attempted to avoid a large pothole which caused the car to go through a deep ditch and turn on its side,” said UNICEF head of media Kurtis Cooper, adding that Russell ” He has significant bruising and is in considerable discomfort, but his injuries are not considered serious.”
He said Russell continued her visit to Gaza and then doctors determined she needed more care, so she postponed the rest of her visit to the region, which included Israel, where she had hoped to meet with families of kidnapped children.
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