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Safety & Security

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02 Jun 2015 description

Kabul, 2 June 2015: Reacting to the announcement by People in Need that nine members of their national staff have been killed on 2 June 2015, in an attack on its compound in Zari district, Balkh province, Mark Bowden, the Humanitarian Coordinator, has made the following statement:

"Once again, I am appalled to be speaking out following the killing of aid workers who are providing much needed assistance in Afghanistan. I share the grief of our colleagues at People in Need and the families of those killed.

11 Apr 2015 description

Kabul, 11 April 2015: Reacting to the announcement by Save the Children International that five members of their national staff, who were abducted on 3 March in Uruzgan province, were found dead on 10 April, Mark Bowden, the Humanitarian Coordinator, has made the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened by this shocking news. I share the grief of our colleagues at Save the Children International and the families of those killed.

30 Nov 2013 description

Kabul, 30 November 2013: I have learned with deep regret of the death of nine Afghan aid workers in two separate attacks in recent days.

On 26 November, three Afghans working for a village development project in southern Uruzgan Province were killed by a remote-controlled explosive device. On 27 November six Afghans working with the French aid organisation ACTED were ambushed by gunmen as they were travelling in Faryab Province in north-western Afghanistan. A seventh Afghan staff member was seriously injured in that attack and is being treated in a local hospital.