PHL Red Cross condemns killing of 6 ICRC workers in Afghanistan

MANILA-- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Friday expressed its solidarity with the entire Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in condemning the brutal attack on International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid workers in Jawzan province in Afghanistan this week.

"Humanitarian workers must be spared from fighting," said PRC chairman Richard Gordon as he reiterated the call on all humanity to "respect the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems".

The PRC issued the statement after receiving information that a ICRC convoy in Afghanistan was attacked, resulting in the death of six staff members. Two other staff members are unaccounted for.

"It was a deliberate and brutal attack on aid workers and we at the PRC greatly condemn this despicable act," the PRC said in its statement.

The three drivers and five field officers were on their way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of Shibergan town in Jazwan when their convoy was attacked.

Meanwhile, PRC has extended its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this incident and assured that they are continuously praying for the safety of the two who remain missing.(PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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