WHO Reports Leishmaniasis Outbreaks in Syria

DISEASE OUTBREAK Excerpt from UN Report Rueters Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, … Continue reading

Linda Norgrove: aid worker ‘killed by friendly fire’

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 11, 2010 Linda Norgrove, the British aid worker, may have been killed by a grenade    thrown by US troops trying to rescue her from Taliban kidnappers in    Afghanistan. It had initially been reported that Miss Norgrove died after her rebel captors    detonated a suicide vest … Continue reading

British Woman, Linda Norgrove, USAID Worker, Missing, Captured in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 26, 2010 BBC News Update Linda Norgrove, 36, from Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland, was employed by US aid group DAI. She was seized with three local staff on 26 September. Their two-car convoy was ambushed in the eastern province of Kunar. Ms … Continue reading

10 Medical Aid Workers Executed in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 8, 2010 Slain Workers Undaunted by Risks, Friends Say Dr. Karen Woo Dr. Karen Woo, 36, the lone Briton among the dead, gave up her job with a  private clinic in London to work in Afghanistan. She was planning to leave in a  few weeks … Continue reading

Outrage grows over slaughter of aid workers

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 8, 2010 The international community is widely condemning the recent attack by  militants that left 10 aid workers dead in Afghanistan. NATO’S International Security Force condemned the slaughter, calling it a  “sad and tragic” attack. “From an ISAF point of view, this is a very, … Continue reading

Dr Karen Woo, Executed in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 8, 2010   Tributes have been paid to a Stevenage doctor who was killed following an ambush by gunmen in Afghanistan. Dr Karen Woo, 36, was one of 10 aid workers killed by insurgents while working for International Assistance Mission (IAM), a non profit-making Christian … Continue reading

Our Fallen Contractors

Our Fallen Contractors Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 31, 2010 An Arlington National Cemetery caisson carries the body of retired Air Force  Col. Michael W. Butler, who was killed while working as a private contractor in  Iraq. (2007 Photo By Charles Dharapak — Associated Press) We’ve had the honor of … Continue reading

Female Aid Worker Killed in Afghanistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- A female aid worker was killed by Taliban militants in central Maidan Wardak province, Afghanistan.Provincial security chief spokesman Gen. Abdul Wali said the body of the non-governmental worker was found hanging from a tree in Chak district, Khaama press agency reported. He added that she was abducted by … Continue reading

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