ADDIS ABEBA – Two staff members with Action Against Hunger have been killed by unidentified “armed individuals” in western Ethiopia, the aid agency said.
“With deep sadness, Action Against Hunger has confirmed that two of our staff members were killed in the Gambella region of Ethiopia early this morning (Thursday),” said the aid agency in a statement.
Team members were in transit from our 24-hour pediatric Nutrition Stabilization Center in Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp when they were ambushed by armed individuals.
Action Against Hunger said it has now suspended full operations in Gambella, “but are maintaining the provision of life-saving assistance”.
The statement reads the aid group is coordinating with the authorities who are investigating this attack.
Action Against Hunger has worked in Ethiopia since 1985. In 2018 alone, the aid group reached more than 832,829 people in the country.