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Save the Children responds to the to the killing of Caritas aid workers in Mariupol, Ukraine

Responding to the killing of Caritas aid workers in Mariupol, Ukraine, Pete Walsh, Country Director Ukraine,  Save the Children said:

“We are appalled by the tragic killing of Caritas aid workers in Mariupol, Ukraine. As humanitarians and as human beings we stand with Caritas and send our sincere condolences to Caritas, CAFOD, and the families and friends of the deceased. Aid workers should never be a target and must be protected.

“This is sadly just one more day in this horrific war which has killed thousands and forced even more from their homes, including two thirds of the children in the country. We need to see an immediate end to this violence.”

This tragic news comes on the same day the UN announced that the conflict has forced more than two thirds of Ukraine's children from their homes.


Save the Children has spokespeople available inside Ukraine and in neighbouring countries.

Find out more about Save the Children's response work in Ukraine

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Our media out of hours (BST) contact is media@savethechildren.org.uk  / +44(0)7831 650409