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Sudanese Red Crescent workers killed in attack

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply saddened to learn of the death of two staff and one volunteer from the Sudanese Red Crescent Society.

Tuesday February 10, 2015

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Sudanese Red Crescent staff and volunteers are providing aid to people across the country - even in the most remote areas. Photo: IFRC

They were attacked yesterday by armed men while on their way to Damazin, in Blue Nile State. Another volunteer was wounded in the attack.  

The victims were returning from an aid distribution in Kurmuk to help people affected by recent violence there.

They were riding in a Red Crescent vehicle that was clearly marked by the red crescent emblem. Three further people were also killed in the attack.  

Every day, Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers and staff risk their lives coming to the aid of people across Sudan, even in the remotest parts of the country. Their work often means the difference between life and death.  

The Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) remind all parties to the conflict that international humanitarian law obliges them to respect and protect personnel engaged in humanitarian work, to take all measures needed to ensure the safety of these personnel and to guarantee their freedom of movement.