ATLANTA/GENEVA (May 8, 2019) — It is with deep sadness that CARE confirms the deaths of three of our colleagues killed in a bomb explosion in Kabul on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. CARE Afghanistan’s security watchman, Safiullah Ebadi, our driver, Mohammed Waqif, and one of our education technical advisors, Mohammed Asif Frotan, all tragically lost their lives in a bomb attack on a neighboring office, which affected our own compound. This attack reflects the increasing dangers of humanitarian work in conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan and the unfortunate daily reality of violence for many Afghan families. As we mourn the loss of our brave and hardworking colleagues, CARE is providing all necessary support to their family and friends.
About CAREFounded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached more than 80 million people around the world. To learn more, please visit: www.care.org.
Brian Feagans, Atlanta, [email protected], 404-457-4644
Clare Spurrell, Geneva, [email protected], +41 22 795 1024