One Year After Killing of Our Two Colleagues in Somalia

28.12.2012 | General

© Yahya/MSF Philippe and Kace

29th December 2012  It is with great sadness that the medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) marks one year since its two colleagues, Philippe and Kace, were brutally murdered in Mogadishu.

Philippe Havet, a 53-year-old emergency coordinator from Belgium, and Andrias Karel Keiluhu (Kace), a 44-year-old medical doctor from Indonesia, were working with MSF teams to provide emergency medical assistance to displaced and resident populations.

“Philippe and Kace are greatly missed and today we extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to their families and friends”, says MSF General Director Christopher Stokes.

Following the tragic killing of our colleagues, MSF decided to close two large medical centres in the Somali capital city. However, MSF continues to run  10 projects throughout the country and provides medical and humanitarian aid to thousands of Somali refugees in camps across the border inEthiopia and Kenya.

Today, two other MSF employees, Blanca Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra, remain held against their will in Somalia after they were abducted from Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya, on 13th October 2011. MSF once again condemns this act of violence and demands their immediate release.

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