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Sudan: Armed Conflict

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he received of attacks on humanitarian aid workers along the Chadian border with Sudan in each of the last three months. (204836)

With regret I confirm that Pascal Marlinge, an aid worker with Save the Children-UK, was shot and killed by armed men in eastern Chad on 1 May. Ramadan Djom, also of Save the Children-UK, was killed in the same region on 4 April. The border area between Chad and Sudan remains highly dangerous, with regular bandit activity throughout the region. The UK strongly condemns these senseless attacks on both individuals and organisations that are seeking to improve the welfare of those affected by regional conflict.