Our Videos

August 9, 10

NEWS / UN shocked and appalled at killings of medical workers in Afghanistan


9 August 2010 – All United Nations staff in Afghanistan are “shocked and appalled” at the killing of ten medical workers in the northeast of the Asian nation, a senior world body official said today, calling for the protection of international health-care workers as they provide life-saving services.

The ten people killed on 5 August in Badakhshan were part of a group known as the International Assistance Mission, which has had an office in the area for many years and is known for bringing medical services to remote villages across Afghanistan.

“The United Nations condemns this serious crime and apparent cold-blooded execution,” Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, said in a press statement.

“These were individuals who came to Afghanistan or were Afghans working in their own country to help the poorest and most vulnerable,” he stressed.

Also condemning the attack today was Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who emphasized that “health workers must have access to treat those in need and must be able to do so without fear.”

At a press conference in New York, he added that “under international law, health workers must be protected while they carry out their life-saving work.”

Mr. de Mistura expressed his condolences to the families, friends and colleagues left behind after the tragic incident, emphasizing that “all those involved in this and other incidents targeting health workers should respect the value of human life.”

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35565&Cr=afghan&Cr1=

 




Testimonials

AnnaMaria Realbuto
Thank you for all your assistance and efficiency...
Read More »
Kateryna Melnychenko
Thanks a lot Anton!...
Read More »
Rani Payne
Thank you so much! I’m sure I will be in touch again with something else that will need to be apost...
Read More »
Serge Bauer Law
Thank you again for your help with this case!...
Read More »



FAQ

What are the IRCA anti-discrimination and document abuse rules?
Read More »
What is a United States Congress?
Read More »
Will ICE be adding new degrees to the STEM Designated Degree Program List during the comment period?
Read More »
What if I need to travel outside the U.S. while my adjustment application is pending?
Read More »






News

May 24, 24
Death certificate of Michigan teenage killed in police pursuit lists trauma as cause of death
Read More »
May 22, 24
Premature baby born to US couple finally issued birth certificate
Read More »
May 16, 24
Bureaucratic snafu with birth certificate strands young US couple with newborn baby in Brazil
Read More »
May 13, 24
Apostille Convention to Take Effect in Rwanda in June
Read More »