Thinking about Afghanistan..and Congo too..
We’ve added an addendum to this post to include our numbness over this morning’s plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The murder of several UN workers and Afghans on Friday in Afghanistan sent shivers through Peace Dividend Trust’s office. That we have have staff that work alongside the UN on the ground in the country was certainly one reason. That we admire, respect and believe in the Afghan people is another. Journalist Mina al-Oraibi said it best, “Attacks on the UN are attacks on us all.”
There is so much more to say about this senseless act. Today, however, we are speechless. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families and friends of the victims — as well as with the people of Afghanistan who have endured much tragedy and hardship. We’re standing with you.
Addendum: A few hours ago we learned about the plane carrying UN staffers, “killing at least 10 people aboard.” Again, words can’t express our sorrow. Our heartfelt sympathies to the families, friends and co-workers of those involved. Peace Dividend Trust has a heavy heart today.