(CNN)Grief and sorrow know no borders, but Sunday’s Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy.
“Among the most affected, as you may expect, is Kenya, which had about 32 passengers on board,” said James Macharia, Kenya’s transport minister.
There were also several UN staff on board, according to an official, who said it’s believed that some of the staff members were freelance interpreters. The specifics are unclear because UN staff members don’t always travel with their UN passports.
Though it’s not clear why UN employees were on the plane, the UN Environment Assembly is scheduled to begin Monday in Nairobi.
Here are the nationalities of the passengers and security official, according to the airline, which has not yet reported the crew members’ home countries:
Kenya — 32
Canada — 18
Ethiopia — 9
China — 8
Italy — 8
USA — 8
France — 7
UK — 7
Egypt — 6
Germany — 5
India — 4
Slovakia — 4
Slovakian lawmaker Anton Hrnko said on Facebook that his wife, Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michala were among the victims.
Austria — 3
Russia — 3
The Russian Embassy in Ethiopia tweeted the names of three Russian citizens who were on the plane: Ekaterina Polyakova, Aleksandr Polyakov and Sergey Vyalikov.