(Version française ci-dessous) Another news headline: Two Red Cross Workers Kidnapped In DR Congo (30 November 2021) As humanitarian workers, we are all too familiar with such headlines. Regularly, humanitarian and medical operations in conflict areas are a target of attacks. Sometimes they are impacted by collateral damage caused by nearby attacks. This is tragic, and so counter-intuitive, if we consider that humanitarians work in caring functions for those populations who a
Mehmet Akif Kidiman was working for the Turkish Red Crescent. He was killed and his colleague was injured during an attack in northern Syria two days ago while driving a vehicle with the red cross emblem.
Another humanitarian aid worker who died in the line of duty.
All our thoughts and solidarity to his family and beloved ones.
All our thoughts and solidarity to the IFRC family. https://www.reuters.com/article/syria-security-turkey-int-idUSKBN2651XQ
Following the tragedy in Nigeria a few weeks ago, another attack happened yesterday in Niger... All our thoughts go to ACTED aid workers and Niger guides unfairly killed, to their families and to their colleagues. We extend our sincere condolences for your losses 🙏 May them never be forgotten... #NotATarget