Skip to content Skip to cookie consent
Tearfund home
Donate

DRC Incident Media Statement June 2024

We are deeply saddened to announce the tragic deaths of two Tearfund aid workers killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday 30th June 2024.

Written by Tearfund | 02 Jul 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We are deeply saddened to announce the tragic deaths of two Tearfund aid workers who were killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday 30th June 2024. The staff members were travelling in a convoy that had arrived in Butembo from Lubero  when they were attacked and killed. Tearfund unequivocally condemns this horrific attack on humanitarian aid staff who were working selflessly to serve the people of the DRC. Tearfund is a non-political aid agency providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable communities in the DRC. Our priority now is to provide support to the families of our deceased colleagues during this incredibly difficult time. We are also working closely with the local authorities to ensure the safety and security of our remaining staff in the country. We call on all parties in the DRC to respect and protect aid workers, as mandated under international law, and to ensure their safety as they carry out their vital mission.

ENDS

Tearfund is a Christian charity that partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. We tackle poverty through sustainable development, responding to disasters and challenging injustice. We believe an end to extreme poverty is possible. Tearfund is also a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee. For more information about the work of Tearfund, please visit www.tearfund.org.

Written by

Written by  Tearfund

Share this page

Share this page to spread the word and help support those in need.

Get our email updates

Learn about our work and stay in touch with Tearfund. Hear about our news, activities and appeals by email.

Sign up now - Get our email updates

Cookie preferences

Your privacy and peace of mind are important to us. We are committed to keeping your data safe. We only collect data from people for specific purposes and once that purpose has finished, we won’t hold on to the data.

For further information, including a full list of individual cookies, please see our privacy policy.

  • These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

  • These cookies allow us to measure and improve the performance of our site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous.

  • These allow for a more personalised experience. For example, they can remember the region you are in, as well as your accessibility settings.

  • These cookies help us to make our adverts personalised to you and allow us to measure the effectiveness of our campaigns.