The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement deplores the death of a Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteer


14 February 2014, Geneva - The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Malik Ali al-Badawi, a volunteer of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, due to a landmine explosion near Abu Jubaiha in South Kordofan.

The incident took place while volunteers were on their way to respond  to an emergency, providing assistance to people injured after an armed attack. Other volunteers were injured in the incident and were evacuated to nearby hospitals.

Every day, volunteers and staff of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society provide critical humanitarian assistance to save the lives of people across the country, including in the remotest areas of Sudan. 

The Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the International Committee of the Red Cross condemn the use of anti-personnel mines by any actor, and call on all parties to abide by international law.

For more information, please contact:

Benoit Matsha-Carpentier, IFRC, Public communications
Mobile: +41 79 213 2413, Email: benoit.carpentier@ifrc.org

Katherine Mueller, Communications Manager, IFRC, Africa
Mobile: +251 930 03 3413, E-mail: katherine.mueller@ifrc.org

Marie-Servane DESJONQUÈRES, ICRC, Central and Southern Africa
Tel: +41 22 730 34 43

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge constitue, avec ses 190 Sociétés nationales membres, le plus vaste réseau humanitaire du monde. En tant que membres du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, nous sommes guidés dans notre travail par sept Principes fondamentaux: humanité, impartialité, neutralité, indépendance, volontariat, unité et universalité.