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Body of third missing ADRA worker in Liberia likely found

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Silver Spring, MD - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) has learned that the body of what is likely its third worker that went missing in Liberia has been found beside the burned-out remains of the ADRA vehicle.
Kaare Lund, 53, a Norwegian national and ADRA director for Norway was in Liberia visiting projects aiding refugees when he and two Liberian co-workers encountered unexpected fighting near Toe Town.

The deaths of Lund's two Liberian co-workers, Emmanuel Sharpulo and Musa Kita, have already been confirmed.

Lund joined ADRA in 1989 to head up the agency's operations in Pakistan.

"Despite the very real and increasing dangers facing ADRA workers worldwide, we are committed to demonstrating God's love in a very practical way," Charles Sandefur, ADRA International president, says.  "If confirmed, Kaare's death will be a further tragic blow, not just to ADRA but to the humanitarian community at large."

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