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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Very sad….I know fear for the future our our country… What is wrong with us..?
I’m sorry and worry about what appended yesterday in Gambella at the area of I tang junction of nguenyiel camp by your two beloved staff which killing by an known gun men who wear the military ranger, no more words but is the shame on Gambella Governments, we know and we appreciate your work under S.Sudan refugees. Let their souls rest in peace.
I am deeply saddened by the news. Unfortunately we are hearing similar bad news on our soil. The death of any more aid worker is one too many. We demand that the government bring the culprits to justice at any cost. May the souls of the aid workers rest in peace.