Embassy Statement – Honoring Humanitarians, Condemning Violence

The United States Embassy honors the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers.  They risk their personal safety every day to provide critical assistance to those forcibly displaced and in need.  This has been starkly illustrated by the recent murder of the members of Action Against Hunger.  We condemn this senseless slaughter and extend to the grieving families our sincerest sympathy and condolences.

Humanitarian workers deserve the protection necessary to allow them to pursue their work.  We call on all parties to armed conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, including those relevant to the safety and security of humanitarian personnel.