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ICRC staff member killed

By: Mohammed Osman

Khartoum, (Sudanow)- A staffer of the Intrnational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed in Darfur, on Thursday while discharging his duty, brining to two the ICRC members killed in Sudan this year.

A press release issued by the international organization in Khartoum, on Friday said staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed in Al Fashir, North Darfur, on 20 March. It added that Najmaddin Salih Musa Bishara, a Sudanese national, was working as a warehouse storekeeper. He was hit by a stray bullet while on his way home from work in a private car accompanied by three others.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague Najmaddin Salih Musa Bishara”, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, head of the ICRC in Sudan was quoted as saying. “The exact circumstances remain unclear and we are in touch with the police investigating the case”.

In Sudan, ICRC staff have been providing life-saving humanitarian aid to people affected by armed conflict. “We call on all those who bear weapons to respect people working for the ICRC or for the broader International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement , and indeed everyone carrying out humanitarian work in Sudan”, Mr. Sandoz said.

This is the second time in little over a month that someone working for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Sudan has been killed. On 16 February, a Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteer died in a landmine explosion in South Kordufan.

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