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AVSI worker killed in Rutshuru

December 16, 2008

It could have been any of us. This time, it has been Boduin Ntamena, 52 years old, a worker of AVSI (Voluntary Association for International Service), an Italian NGO very active in North Kivu. He was killed in an ambush to a convoy of INGO vehicles. The driver, Ciza Deo Gratias, was also hit. He drove for one more kilometre until the vehicle broke down. He was carried to an MSF dispensary and is now fighting for his life.

Boduin leaves 6 children and her widow, Abisi Verdiane.

This brutal killing leaves many doubts about keeping on working in Ruthsuru area. Humanitarian workers crossing that road are risking their lives. WITHOUT SECURITY, NO HUMANITARIAN WORK IS POSSIBLE.

If a EU force had been deployed in Rutshuru, Boduin would be alive.

How many aid workers and how many civilians have to be killed?

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