Today marks a day of unimaginable sadness for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
Afghanistan - Six staff members of the ICRC have been shot and killed in Afghanistan. Two staff members are unaccounted for. The team, composed of three drivers and five field officers, was on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of the town of Shibergan in Jawzan province. Their convoy was attacked by unknown armed men. It is not yet clear who carried out the attack or why. Read more >> here
Syria / Aleppo - An attack today on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo killed one SARC staff member, seven SARC volunteers and staff injured – three of them severely. Two beneficiaries who had come to the centre to receive humanitarian aid also died, and several others were injured. SARC first aid teams are evacuating the injured to hospital.
Syria / Idleb - A staff member of SARC Idleb branch, his wife, who had also been a staff member in one of SARC health centres, and their two children, were today discovered under a collapsed building following Monday’s very heavy air strikes on the area. The staff member was probably not on duty – nevertheless a tragic incident for us as a movement.
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