With deep sadness, Action Against Hunger has confirmed that two colleagues were killed in the Gambella region of Ethiopia early on the morning of 5 September.
Team members were in transit from our 24-hour pediatric Nutrition Stabilisation Center inside the Nguenyyiel Refugee camp when they were ambushed by armed individuals. Two employees were killed at the scene. Action Against Hunger has suspended operations in Gambella, but is maintaining the provision of life-saving assistance.
Action Against Hunger is coordinating with the authorities who are investigating the attack.
Every day, humanitarian workers around the world risk their lives as they provide life-saving assistance to civilians. Our thoughts are with the families of our deceased colleagues.
Action Against Hunger has worked in Ethiopia since 1985. In 2018, we reached more than 830,000 people in the country.