29 January 2013

Kenya Red Cross Suspends Services in Dadaab After Attack

Photo: Red Cross
Red Cross personnel (file photo): Kenya Red Cross have suspended their services in Dadaab refugee camp.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has suspended its services in the Dadaab IFO2 East and West Refugee camps following an attack on one of its ambulances.

The ambulance was attacked along the Dagahley - Dadaab on Monday afternoon road by four gunmen who shot at the vehicle injuring the KRCS personnel on board.

The suspension of services by the KRCS which started over a year ago leaves the world's largest refugee camp at a critical situation after other NGOs withdrew their services from the area following the abduction of two Medecin Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff in the camp.

The KRCS in a statement said that it "not endanger the lives of its staff and volunteers" and asked the leadership of the host community to assist in finding the perpetrators of the attack. The organisation further added that it will be using the day to come up with the next course of action.

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