Statement: IFRC condemns the killing of a Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) confirms, with great sadness, the killing of Fadul Daw El-Bait Abdallah, a volunteer with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society. According to reports, Fadul Daw El-Bait Abdallah was shot on 11 May while working with his team to collect humanitarian data in the Abu Haraz area of south-eastern Sudan. He passed away on 12 May. A second volunteer was beaten during the incident.  

The IFRC strongly condemns this violence and asserts that humanitarian workers must be respected and protected under all circumstances. We extend our deepest condolences to Fadul’s family and colleagues. 

Since the beginning of the year, twenty IFRC network members have died globally, while performing their vital humanitarian duties. This violence must end. They are #NotATarget. 

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