Two Action Against Hunger employes reportedly killed in Gambela

Gambela Ethiopia. Source : Google Satellite Map
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September 5, 2019

Two Action Against Hunger employees are killed in the Gambela region of Ethiopia, DW Amharic service reported on Thursday citing an eyewitness who working for the UN agency in the region.

The Eyewitness spoke to DW Amharic on condition of anonymity.

“Today, two workers for a charitable organization who work with us are killed in the direction of Etang while they were heading to Nguenyiel refugee camp,” the eyewitness is quoted as saying.

The car they were in was attacked in a place which is said to be only six kilometers away from the refugee camp. 

Gambella region press secretary has confirmed that a vehicle belonging to a not-for-profit organization is attacked. He also confirmed that two people who work for “Action Against Hunger” are killed. 

The identities of the victims or their country of origin are not disclosed at this writing. The identities of those who perpetrated the attack are yet to be established. 

“Action Against Hunger” operates in more than 45 countries and has over 7500 field workers, according to information from the organization’s website. 

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