Red Cross Aid Worker Killed In Attack In Mali; ICRC Concerned About Violence Against Humanitarian Workers

Agence France-Presse: Red Cross worker killed in jihadist attack on aid truck in Mali
“An international Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague wounded when the aid truck they were driving came under fire in northern Mali on Monday, in an attack claimed by the MUJAO jihadist group. … The [International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) head of operations for North and West Africa Yasmine] Praz Dessimoz said the humanitarian situation in northern Mali was ‘worrying.’ ‘The ICRC is concerned about the rise in violence against humanitarian workers, which is preventing them from coming to the aid of individuals and communities in dire need,’ she said in the statement…” (3/30).

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