Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Bettina Goislard


Related Topics

In the News (Sat 25 May 19)

  
 Bettina Goislard Information
Bettina Goislard (11 November 1974 - 16 November 2003) was a French employee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), assigned to its mission in Afghanistan.
Goislard, the daughter of career diplomat Bernard Goislard and his English wife, was born in Saumur, France.
She took a degree in Arabic in Paris and Cairo and, after graduation, was hired by the UNHCR in June 1999 for a field assignment in Rwanda.
www.bookrags.com /Bettina_Goislard   (329 words)

  
 Asia Times Online - The trusted source for news on Central Asia
WASHINGTON - Aid workers are increasingly being targeted in the ongoing "war on terrorism" between United States-led forces and Islamic radicals, as the killing of a United Nations refugee worker Sunday in Afghanistan demonstrates.
Bettina Goislard, a French citizen, was gunned down while riding in a car of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the provincial city of Ghazni, located about 70 miles south of Kabul along the highway to Kandahar, when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on the vehicle, killing her and injuring her driver.
Goislard was the first UN staff member to be killed since the August bombing.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/EK19Ag01.html   (971 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Aid Agencies Cut Presence In Southern Afghanistan
At the same time, Bettina Goislard's brazen slaying Sunday by two gunmen on a motorcycle, who opened fire on her U.N. vehicle in the busy center of the provincial capital of Ghazni, has unleashed an outpouring of anger from residents and has evoked calls for the eye-for-an-eye justice that characterized the country's lawless past.
Goislard's slaying was the first violent death of a foreign U.N. worker here since the collapse of the ruling Taliban militia and the installation of an internationally backed Afghan government in late 2001.
Goislard, an outgoing and well-liked figure in Afghanistan for the past year, became so attached to the country that she asked to be buried here if she died.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A63428-2003Nov19?language=printer   (1137 words)

  
 Guardian | Plea for security rethink as French aid worker is buried   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bettina Goislard, 29, was shot dead while driving through a crowded bazaar in Ghazni, 60 miles south of Kabul, on Sunday.
Ms Goislard was buried in Afghanistan according to instructions she had left in the event of her death, her mother said.
Beside Ms Goislard's grave was a memorial to the 83 European peacekeepers killed in Afghanistan in accidents and terrorist attacks since the Taliban was ousted two years ago.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4802069-110633,00.html   (699 words)

  
 dDH Vredessite; Nieuwe Oorlog 2003: Muurkrant/Weekjournaal week 48
De moord op Bettina Goislard, lid van het Hoge Commissariaat van de Verenigde Naties voor Vluchtelingen, is de meest recente van een reeks aanslagen en intimidaties.
Goislard, 29 jaar oud, is de tweede buitenlandse humanitaire werker die gedood is in Afghanistan, maar al het dertiende slachtoffer in de humanitaire gemeenschap.
In een tactiek die doet denken aan de Israëlische strafcampagnes op de Westoever en de Gaza-strook is het Amerikaanse leger begonnen met het verwoesten van de huizen van Irakezen die verdacht worden van deelname aan het verzet in de 'Sunni-driehoek' van Irak.
vredessite.nl /andernieuws/2003/week48   (741 words)

  
 CNN.com - Afghan attack sparks U.N. rethink - Nov. 18, 2003
The move follows the killing on Sunday of Bettina Goislard, a 29-year-old French national, as she was driven through a bazaar in the town of Ghazni, 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of the capital, Kabul.
Goislard is the first U.N. staffer in Afghanistan to be killed since the world body resumed operations there following the collapse of the Taliban regime in late 2001.
Goislard is the fifth UNHCR staff member to be killed in the line of duty since 2000, when three staff members were killed in Indonesia and another in Guinea.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/central/11/18/afghanistan.un/index.html   (522 words)

  
 News: Afghanistan, UN closes down some Afghan operations after attack
Marie Okabe said UN staff in the town of Ghazni, where aid worker Bettina Goislard was killed Sunday, have been relocated to their nearest bases and that international staff have been sent to the capital, Kabul.
Goislard, 29, was shot dead Sunday by two suspected members of the Taliban, the hardline Islamist militia ousted from power by a US-led war two years ago.
Goislard was the first UN staffer in Afghanistan to be murdered since UN operations resumed in Afghanistan following the collapse of the Taliban.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/f8c834be2c22ac9985256de100770fa3   (372 words)

  
 Taliban Says It Killed UN Woman; Aid Workers Leave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Goislard, shot in broad daylight by two men on a motorcycle, was the first U.N. international staff member killed since U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban two years ago.
Bettina Goislard, 29, a French United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees worker was shot and killed Sunday in a shopping bazaar in Ghazni in central Afghanistan by a man on a motorcycle who opened fire on her U.N. vehicle, an official said.
Bettina Goislard, a French United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees worker was shot and killed Sunday in a shopping bazaar in Ghazni in central Afghanistan by a man on a motorcycle who opened fire on her U.N. vehicle, an official said.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1024117/posts   (1307 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We are gathered here from diverse nationalities, religions, cultures and professions to pay tribute to Bettina Goislard who came from France to Afghanistan to help people who had suffered as a result of many years of war, displacement and poverty.
Bettina has joined thousands of other innocent human beings from all over the world who have been victims of international terrorism in Istanbul, Riyadh, Jakarta, Casablanca, Karachi, New Delhi, Baghdad, New York and many other locations.
Bettina had much to offer… we value her accomplishments and cherish her memory.
www.afghanistan-mfa.net /pressrelease/statemenKBNovember232003.html   (337 words)

  
 UNHCR - Memorial service for Bettina Goislard
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Rupert Colville – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 21 November 2003, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Goislard had told her mother and close friends that she wanted to be buried in Afghanistan should something happen to her.
In addition to her parents, brother and sister, Goislard is survived by a nine-month-old half brother.
www.unhcr.org /news/NEWS/3fbdf28f4.html   (364 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - U.N. refugee agency begins Afghan withdrawal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Two men were arrested for the killing of Bettina Goislard, a 29-year-old UNHCR worker, in a drive-by shooting Monday and admitted to belonging to the Taliban, the region's governor said.
The withdrawal of international staff follows a series of attacks on the United Nations in recent days, including the drive-by killing of Goislard as she traveled through a bazaar in a clearly marked U.N. vehicle in the city of Ghazni, 60 miles southwest of the capital.
Goislard had worked in Afghanistan for more than a year, learning the local language and becoming close to many refugees and officials.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-11-18-afghan-withdrawal_x.htm   (873 words)

  
 Worldandnation: U.N. halts some Afghan work
She said U.N. international staff from the southern provincial capital of Ghazni, where aid worker Bettina Goislard was killed Sunday, had been relocated to Kabul.
Goislard, 29, a widely respected refugee agency worker, was gunned down by two Afghan men on a motorcycle.
Goislard's parents were planning to travel to Afghanistan to retrieve their daughter's body.
www.sptimes.com /2003/11/18/Worldandnation/UN_halts_some_Afghan_.shtml   (714 words)

  
 Afghanistan: UN raises concerns over trial of the murder of UN staff member   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Two men were sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the capital, Kabul, after being convicted of the murder of Bettina Goislard, a French national and UN aid worker.
Goislard was in a clearly marked UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) car travelling through the city of Ghazni on 16 November when two men on a motorcycle drew alongside and opened fire.
Goislard was killed and the driver was injured.
www.un.org /apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=9763&Cr=afghanistan&Cr1=   (424 words)

  
 Gulfnews: Taliban aim to destabilise Afghanistan - Abdullah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Goislard is the 12th UN official to be shot dead since March this year.
Calling once more for greater cooperation from neighbouring Pakistan on the war against his nation's nemesis, Abdullah told Gulf News, "while the Taliban do not pose a strategic threat to the whole of Afghanistan, their strategy is focused on destabilising and disrupting the lives of the people.
Abdullah was referring to the scaling back of aid operations in the volatile south and southeast by the UN in the aftermath of the Goislard killing.
archive.gulfnews.com /articles/03/11/24/103682.html   (767 words)

  
 CNN.com - U.N. restricts Afghanistan workers - Nov. 17, 2003
The body of Bettina Goislard, a 29-year-old French national, was taken Sunday to Kabul from Ghazni, 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital.
The attack took place Sunday in downtown Ghazni, when two men on a motorcycle fired on a U.N. vehicle, killing Goislard and wounding her Afghan driver, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees said in a written statement.
Goislard is the first U.N. staffer in Afghanistan to be killed since the world body resumed operations there after the collapse of the Taliban regime.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/central/11/17/afghan.un   (422 words)

  
 IRIN Asia | Asia | Afghanistan | AFGHANISTAN: UNHCR withdraws international staff from south and east | Refugees/IDPs | ...
The move follows the death of Bettina Goislard, a 29-year-old French national, who was sitting in an agency vehicle when she was shot dead by two gunmen in Ghazni on Sunday.
Her driver, an Afghan national, was slightly wounded in the attack.
"The body of Bettina Goislard will be buried in Afghanistan to fulfil her will," said a UNHCR press statement.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=37976   (824 words)

  
 ACNUR - Noticias sobre los refugiados alrededor del mundo
Goislard fue sepultada por su familia cuatro días después de su brutal asesinato a manos de unos pistoleros en motocicleta, ocurrido en la ciudad Ghazni, donde ella trabajó ayudando a los afganos a reconstruir sus vidas y su país.
"Bettina amaba con pasión a Afganistán" señaló su familia al llegar a Kabul un día antes de su entierro.
Goislard había dicho a sus amigos más cercanos y a su familia que si llegaba a morir en Afganistán deseaba ser enterrada en ese país, al que cada día quería más desde su llegada hace 17 meses.
www.acnur.org /index.php?id_pag=1889   (857 words)

  
 The Northern Iowan - Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
GHAZNI, Afghanistan — (CNN) Bettina Goislard, 29, was on assignment in Ghazni working for the United Nations.
One of the passengers escaped the attack unharmed, the driver was released from the hospital with bullet wounds in his arm and Goislard, whom is originally from France, was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital.
Goislard had recently completed assignments in Rwanda and Guinea.
fp.uni.edu /northia/archives3.asp?ID=713   (779 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bettina Goislard, an employee of the UNHCR, and her Afghan co-workers, by terrorists belonging to the Taliban-Al-Qaida network,” said Dr. A.
But the criminal cabal of terrorists, who have found refuge among their mentors along our eastern and southern borders, are attempting to disrupt the peaceful lives of Afghans and discourage the international community from helping rebuild the country.
Goislard, a French citizen, was a shining example of international cooperation and concerned humanity, who came to Afghanistan at an historic juncture to assist the needy and the displaced.
www.afghanistan-mfa.net /pressrelease/PRKBNovember162003.html   (267 words)

  
 Lets Not Forget Afghanistan [Archive] - Military Photos
Goislard, who was working for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was shot dead on November 16 in the Afghan town of Ghazni when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on her vehicle.
Goislard, working for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was shot dead on Sunday in the Afghan town of Ghazni when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on her vehicle.
Goislard, who was working for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was shot dead on Sunday in the Afghan town of Ghazni when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on her vehicle with a pistol.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/archive/index.php/t-4031.html   (17248 words)

  
 Iraq/Afghanistan Twenty to One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Among the people who had gotten to know Afghans was Bettina Goislard, a UN Refugee Agency worker.
Interior Minister Jalali of Afghanistan is reported to have said that her killer had received his order from a hard-line religious leader with links to Taleban many months ago, had followed her and finally assassinated her.
Only then would the spirit of Bettina Goislard rest in true peace and her coward assassins put to eternal shame.
users.tns.net /~mroashan/politics/countrycorner/CCorner3/DR112703.htm   (644 words)

  
 News Archives
UNHCR staff member Bettina Goislard attending a meeting in Ghazni, Afghanistan.
Goislard started her career with UNHCR as an intern in Rwanda.
Her detailed reports from Ghazni –; blending local knowledge and analysis – contributed to informed decisions on the asylum claims of Afghans as far away as Australia.
www.usaforunhcr.org /archives.cfm?ID=193&cat=Archives   (311 words)

  
 UN suspends DPs’ repatriation : Staff in Afghanistan grounded -DAWN - Top Stories; November 18, 2003
Bettina Goislard’s killing was the first among UN international staff in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban government to US-led forces two years ago.
A 29-year-old French woman working for the UNHCR was shot at point blank range by two men on a motorcycle in Ghazni, southwest of the capital Kabul, in broad daylight on Sunday.
Bettina Goislard, who was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, was the first international staff member from the United Nations to be killed since the fall of the Taliban regime two years ago.
www.dawn.com /2003/11/18/top1.htm   (422 words)

  
 Press Releases: Afghanistan, UNHCR suspends activities after staff member killed in eastern Afghanistan
Bettina Goislard, a 29-year-old French national, was travelling in a clearly-marked UNHCR vehicle through the centre of Ghazni city on Sunday when gunmen pulled up on a motorcycle and opened fire with a pistol.
After finishing her studies in Paris, she returned to Kigali as a UN Volunteer working with urban refugees, focusing on vulnerable women and children.
Salvo Lombardo, a colleague in Kabul, remembers, "Bettina wanted to be in Afghanistan and to be part of the recovery process.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/8df6e12aabf06246c1256de100407711   (576 words)

  
 French UN worker killed in Afghanistan - www.smh.com.au
Bettina Goislard, a French national, had been in Ghazni since June last year, having worked for the UNHCR in Rwanda and Guinea.
Local driver Abdul Salam Sadid was shot in the arm but is in stable condition, while field assistant Ali Mohammad ducked away from the firing and was unhurt.
UNHCR chief of mission in Afghanistan Filippo Grandi said in a statement workers were "deeply shocked and greatly angered by the senseless murder of Bettina, who was an exemplary young colleague always actively seeking ways to help people in need.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/11/17/1069004714052.html?from=storyrhs   (567 words)

  
 Taliban say they killed UN woman, threaten Turk
Taliban officials also warned that journalists, aid workers and anyone considered to be assisting U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan would be targets for future attacks.
Afghan boys play as they remove snow on the roof of their house at a village near Gardez, 100 km (60 miles) south of Kabul, on November 17, 2003.
Goislard, shot by two men on a motorbike, was the first U.N. international staff member killed since the overthrow of the Taliban by U.S.-led forces two years ago.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /en/doc/2003-11/18/content_282592.htm   (675 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.