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Red Cross Volunteers Killed in Congo

The International Red Cross reports two local volunteers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were killed this week during fighting for the town Bunia. The two volunteers were part of a massive effort to provide aid to people in the area, including thousands who have fled their homes. The International Red Cross says it is deeply shocked by the deaths of the two volunteers. It says both were wearing signs that clearly identified them as Red Cross workers. It notes this is the second time Red Cross personnel have been killed in eastern Congo. Two years ago, six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross were murdered. The Swiss-based humanitarian organization is appealing to all warring parties to respect the Red Cross emblem as required under international law. Full Story

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