Remembering Michael Sharp, American U.N. Worker Killed In Congo09:37
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Michael Sharp visited Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, home to displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during his time in the country. When he was killed, he was part of a U.N. mission. (Jana Asenbrennerova/Courtesy of MCC)
Michael Sharp visited Elizabeth Namavu and children in Mubimbi Camp, home to displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during his time in the country. When he was killed, he was part of a U.N. mission. (Jana Asenbrennerova/Courtesy of MCC)
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The bodies of two United Nations workers were discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week. Michael Sharp, an American from Kansas, and Zaida Catalán of Sweden went missing two weeks ago, along with their Congolese interpreter and drivers, after entering rebel-held territory.

Sharp, 34, was part of the U.N. "Group of Experts" tasked with conflict resolution in the Congo. When NPR correspondent Gregory Warner met him in 2015, however, Sharp was doing humanitarian work with the Mennonite Central Committee.

Here & Now's Robin Young listens back to Warner's 2015 profile of Sharp, then speaks with Warner (@radiogrego) to remember Sharp and talk about the larger context of the conflict in Congo.

More Photos:

Sharp addressing the U.N. Security Council in August 2016, in a photo taken by a colleague. (Courtesy of the Sharp family)
Sharp addressing the U.N. Security Council in August 2016, in a photo taken by a colleague. (Courtesy of the Sharp family)
Sharp on a hike along Lake Kiva. (Courtesy of the Sharp family)
Sharp on a hike along Lake Kiva. (Courtesy of the Sharp family)

This segment aired on March 30, 2017.

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