08-02-2017 | Asia & Pacific , Middle East

Afghanistan: 6 staff members from ICRC have been shot and killed in Afghanistan. 2 unaccounted for. Press Release

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ICRC Headquarters Geneva, 8 February 2017

STATEMENT: Yves Daccord, ICRC Director-General
We just learned a few hours ago that we have lost colleagues in Afghanistan. And I must say that seems, first impossible, it was a region we knew very well…it’s really experienced colleagues….and knowing that they have been killed, attacked directly is the worst possible news. The shock to realise what it means for our actions in Afghanistan, what it means for Afghans, for the family, for the colleagues. I still can’t believe that people would attack Red Cross and ICRC colleagues. ENDS

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