Bamako/Nairobi/Geneva, 2 June 2022
The aid workers were on their way back from a field visit to the Malian town of Kayes when
their car was attacked. Both colleagues sustained fatal injuries during this attack. Two other
members of the team survived and are deeply affected by this tragedy. The area where the
aid workers drove was considered relatively safe. One of the killed employees was a staff
member of the Netherlands Red Cross, the other aid worker was a staff member of the
Malian Red Cross.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply concerned about the
worsening security situation in the Sahel region. This violence, and the specific targeting of
humanitarian workers, makes it hard for Red Cross teams to provide the needed assistance
to vulnerable communities in the region.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement extends its sincerest condolences
to the families of those killed in the 1 June attack, and to their colleagues and friends.
Aid workers are not a target.
For further information, please contact:
- In Bamako: Moustapha Diallo, +221 77 450 10 04, [email protected]
- In Nairobi: Euloge Ishimwe, +254 731 688 613, [email protected]
- In Geneva: Benoit Carpentier, +41 79 213 24 13, [email protected]
In Dakar, Halimatou Amadou, +221781864687, [email protected]