Aid Worker Killings in Mali, Yemen, Syria are 'shocking, Unacceptable'

The deaths of three Red Cross and Red Crescent workers in unrelated attacks in Mali, Yemen and Syria within hours of each other this week were condemned as "profoundly shocking and unacceptable" by the organization's head on Tuesday.
Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said his staff and volunteers "are needed today more than ever before, and they must be protected by all". The federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent groups, comprising 189 national societies, has almost 17 million active volunteers providing humanitarian assistance worldwide.