VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Honoring the IRC's slain Afghan staff members
August 29, 2013 by giselle benatar
Supporters have posted hundreds of messages on the International Rescue Committee’s social accounts expressing outrage and sympathy for our five colleagues killed earlier this week in Afghanistan.
Ahmad Momini (27), Mohammad Nazir (24), Mohammad Sharif (26), Wahidullah (24) and Habiburahman (25) were all dedicated humanitarians striving to rebuild their country. The IRC will honor their work every day as we continue to deliver life-saving assistance to those in need around the world.
We thank you for your messages, some of which appear below. For those who would like to add theirs, please use the comments section below or go to the IRC's Facebook page.
Posted on Twitter:
@MSF_canada Our deepest condolences to @theIRC over the killing of 5 staff in #Afghanistan.
@RefugeesIntl We condemn the murder of five @theIRC staff members in #Afghanistan. Our thoughts are with their families and the whole IRC team.
@UNICEF Very sad news RT @theIRC We mourn the loss of five IRC colleagues killed in Afghanistan.
Posted on Facebook:
Condolences to all who knew them, and thanks to all of you who continue to do such important work. - John B.
Deepest condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues. It’s really quite sad when tragedy strikes people who are just trying to help other humans and make their world a better, brighter place. - Nicci C.
Their contributions are deeply valued. - Catharine B.
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