Three MSF staff killed in Tigray

2021-06-26 05:58:39

Three staff working for the Spanish department of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been killed by unknown assailants in Ethiopia’s Tigray area, the medical charity says.

MSF-Spain misplaced contact with a automobile carrying the group on Thursday afternoon, it stated on Friday. “This morning the automobile was discovered empty and some metres away, their lifeless our bodies.”

“We condemn this assault on our colleagues within the strongest potential phrases and might be relentless in understanding what occurred.”

It recognized the victims as emergency co-ordinator Maria Hernandez, 35, from Madrid, assistant co-ordinator Yohannes Halefom Reda, 31, from Ethiopia, and their Ethiopian driver Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael, additionally 31.

They’re amongst not less than 12 support employees reported killed since combating broke out in November between Ethiopia’s navy and forces loyal to the area’s former ruling occasion, the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance.

The battle has killed 1000’s of individuals and displaced greater than two million.

Ethiopia’s overseas ministry despatched condolences through Twitter however stated it had been urging support companies to safe navy escorts within the space.

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