UN Environment Programme (UNEP) delegates on Monday observed a minute of silence in remembrance of the 19 victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash.
A number of the 19 UN workers were on their way to Nairobi to provide support and participate in the UN Environment Assembly.
“We are making provisions for assisting the families of the victims, providing counselling and mobilizing any other support that may be necessary at this difficult time,” UNEP said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Kenyan government has offered to fly families of the victims to Addis Ababa to identify the bodies.
So far at least 25 out of the 32 affected families have been contacted as the identification process continues.
All Ethiopian flights involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have as a precaution been grounded as an “extra safety precaution” pending investigations.
“Following the tragic accident of ET 302/10 March 737-8 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday March 10,2019 until further notice,” Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement.