MSF strongly condemns killing of ICRC staff member in Afghanistan
31 March 2003
Kandahar-Amsterdam - The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is shocked and appalled by the killing of an expatriate staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ricardo Munguía, a water and habitat engineer was shot in cold blood on March 27 in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan. MSF shares the grief and outrage of Mr Munguía's family, friends and colleagues, and expresses its sincerest condolences to his loved ones. MSF is also working in Southern Afghanistan and is very worried about the deteriorating security situation. It's concerning that the violence has now been directed towards humanitarian workers. Humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan is of the utmost importance because of the large numbers of displaced and drought affected populations living under catastropic conditions amidst a destabilised and violent context.