Briefly: Frederick Wooldridge

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The Independent Online

Frederick Wooldridge, who died in the Haiti earthquake on 12 January 2009 aged 41, was a Senior Political Affairs and Planning Officer with the United Nations. His body was recovered from under the rubble of the UN building in Port-au-Prince.

Born in Kent, Wooldridge, who had dual British-Australian nationality, studied at the London School of Oriental and African Studies and had worked for the UN in Geneva and Liberia before moving to Haiti in 2007. Last year he married his long-term girlfriend Teamar Melles, 34, who also works for the UN and is currently stationed in Liberia, where she has been for the last 18 months.