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Sri Lanka condemned over aid workers' deaths

"Those killed on 4 August 2006 included four women. They were all employed by the French agency, Action Against Hunger (ACF), and had been involved in tsunami relief work..."

Hunger crisis in the west of Ivory Coast

"The aid agency Action Against Hunger is one of many stationed at the town of Man to try and help the thousands who are fleeing the insecurity in the west of Ivory Coast."

Sri Lanka bars foreign aid staff

"He said his government wished to avoid a repeat of the murder in 2006 of 17 local employees of French aid agency, Action Against Hunger."

Aid workers seized in Afghanistan

"...Two French aid workers have been abducted in central Afghanistan, the French aid organisation Action Against Hunger has announced. ..."

Sri Lanka accused over massacre

"The bodies of the Action Against Hunger workers were found in the north-eastern town of Muttur... It was one of the worst attacks on humanitarian workers since the 2003 bombing of the UN compound in Baghdad...Meanwhile an international panel invited by Sri Lanka to observe the government's probe into human rights abuses has shut down, three weeks after accusing Colombo of failing to tackle the issue...The IIGEP's final report is expected to be presented to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse next month and the panel's office will formally close on 30 April, the statement said."

Sri Lanka accused over 'abuses'

"Human Rights Watch said there had been an increase in unlawful killings, enforced disappearances and other abuses over the past 18 months...According to Human Rights Watch, from January 2006 until June this year, more than 1,000 abductions had been reported in Sri Lanka...International ceasefire monitors blamed the military. The government denied it, but no-one has been brought to justice."

Sri Lanka warned probe may fail

"The International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) is worried about the involvement of the attorney general's department in the inquiry...The experts have also said they are concerned about the lack of an adequate witness protection programme, particularly amid many reports of abductions in the country."

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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