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#ProtectAidWorkers

by Acf France category: Cause

“Today aid workers are not protected in their action. Change this with #ACF #ProtectAidWorkers #HRC25 http://thndr.it/1fF2TdV

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Crimes against humanitarian aid workers should not go unpunished! Join us.

In its truth report about the Muttur massacre, ACF International reveals evidences pointing the responsibility of members of Sri Lanka's security forces. ACF International denounces the impunity of criminals, protected by the authorities.

As the United Nations Human Rights Council is gathering for the 25th session until March 28th, ACF International calls to put an end to impunity in Sri Lanka.We ask for a strong resolution allowing an international and independent inquiry into the murder of 17 aid workers in Muttur in 2006.

This crime against humanitarian workers should not go unpunished! Support the campaign!


Unissons nos voix pour que les crimes contre des humanitaires ne restent pas impunis !


17 travailleurs humanitaires d'Action contre la Faim ont été assassinés à Muttur, au Sri Lanka en 2006. Ce crime est toujours impuni malgré les preuves dont nous disposons, mettant en cause des membres des forces de l'ordre sri-lankaises. Nos collègues ont été ciblés parce qu'ils apportaient une aide essentielle à des populations alors piégées dans un conflit destructeur. Au-delà du crime barbare, c'est bien l’action humanitaire dans son ensemble qui est visée. 

A l'occasion de la 25ème session du Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations unies, qui se tient en ce moment même, Action contre la Faim demande aux Etats membres de mettre fin à l'impunité qui règne au Sri Lanka. Il est essentiel que la communauté internationale se mobilise et agisse pour protéger les humanitaires.

Aujourd'hui, nous vous demandons de relayer le message. Plus que jamais, nous avons besoin de votre soutien. Inscrivez-vous à la mobilisation en ligne et faites entendre votre voix !

  • ACF International welcomes international inquiry into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

    March 28, 2014
    Humanitarian organisation ACF International welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s approval of a resolution that paves the way for an inquiry into human rights abuses at the close of Sri Lanka's civil war. The international inquiry is a crucial move towards ensuring accountability for the alleged war crimes committed during the 26-year civil war, including the massacre of 17 aid workers working for ACF International in 2006.

    On 4th August 2006, the 17 aid workers were brutally executed on the organisation’s premises in Muttur, Sri Lanka. In one of the most serious crimes ever committed against humanitarian workers, they were lined up, forced to their knees and shot in the head. To date, none of the perpetrators has been brought to justice.

    This is a great victory for the families of our late colleagues, a huge relief for everyone working for ACF, and a huge step towards justice for people who suffered abused and exactions. We’ve campaigned for justice for seven years; an international and independent inquiry into the deaths of our colleagues can finally be implemented and a message be sent that the killing of civilians and humanitarian workers will not go unpunished,’ said Serge Breysse, Advocacy Director for ACF-France.

    ACF International’s own inquiry into the massacre reveals evidence implicating members of Sri Lanka’s security forces in the crimes. ACF International is fully committed to cooperating with the authorities in charge of the investigation by providing all the information it has about the massacre of its 17 colleagues.

    Those responsible for the atrocious crimes committed during the civil war must be brought to justice and there must be an end to the impunity despite the reluctance of the Sri Lankan Government to support the inquiry. The Sri Lankan Government’s refusal to recognise international legal mechanisms should not deter the international community from bringing the perpetrators of human rights violations to justice.
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Créée en 1979, Action contre la Faim (ACF) est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale qui lutte contre la faim dans le monde. Sa charte des principes humanitaires - indépendance, neutralité, non-discrimination, accès libre et direct aux victimes, professionnalisme, transparence - fonde son identité depuis 35 ans. Sa mission est de sauver des vies en éliminant la faim par la prévention, la détection et le traitement de la sous-nutrition, en particulier pendant et après les situations d’urgence liées aux conflits et aux catastrophes naturelles.

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