The day the UN lost its innocence

Aug 19, 2013, 09:24 PM

It's been called the day the United Nations lost its innocence - 10 years ago today the #UN's headquarters in #Baghdad, housed in the Canal Hotel, was bombed. 22 people died, mainly aid workers and among them, the UN's chief of mission Sergio Vieira de Mello. It was, many now believe, a turning point for humanitarian work - aid workers, traditionally perceived as impartial and neutral, became themselves targets. Imogen Foulkes reports from #Geneva....