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Tearfund staff killed in the DRC

Two Tearfund aid workers have been killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please pray with us.

Written by Tearfund | 02 Jul 2024

A single candle shines in the darkness

Credit: Margaret Chandler/Tearfund

We are deeply saddened to announce the tragic deaths of two of our aid workers, who were killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sunday 30 June 2024. The staff members were travelling in a convoy that had arrived in Butembo from Lubero when they were attacked and killed.

Nigel Harris, Tearfund CEO, said: 'I am utterly devastated by the recent deaths of two of our aid workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our staff work selflessly to serve communities living in poverty. This news comes as a huge shock to all of us at Tearfund.'

Tearfund condemns this horrific attack on humanitarian aid staff. Our priority now is to provide support to the families of our deceased colleagues during this incredibly difficult time. We're also working with the local authorities to ensure the safety and security of our remaining staff in the country.

Please join us in prayer as we gather with our colleagues in mourning this needless loss of life.

Please pray

    • Pray for the families and friends of the two Tearfund aid workers who died in this attack. Pray that God will provide everything they need in this time of crisis. May they feel God's presence and know God as their comfort and refuge while they mourn their loved ones.
    • Pray for the remaining 12 people who were caught up in the attack. Thank God that they have returned home safely, and pray for their continued recovery.
    • Pray for all who have been traumatised by this senseless attack. Ask that God will draw near to them, bring them together and heal their pain.
    • Pray for our country team in the DRC as they cope with this tragedy personally, professionally, and work hard to support the staff and families affected.

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