17 humanitarian workers murdered
On August 4, 2006, in Muttur (Sri Lanka) seventeen employees of our NGO were killed. They were carrying out a mission of solidarity to support vulnerable populations hit by the tsunami of 2004. In our offices, clearly identifiable as aid workers with their T-shirts marked ACF, they were brought to their knees and shot. If the target was humanitarian action on that day, seventeen people, seventeen women and men lost their lives. Seventeen people were targeted because they were providing essential support to the populations trapped in a devastating conflict.