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Appalled by attack on Save the Children

This morning just after 9am local time, attackers have stormed the office of the non-governmental organisation Save the Children in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. A still unconfirmed number of people were killed and wounded in a car bomb and gun attack.

On behalf of our Headquarters in The Hague as well as our country offices worldwide, we express our solidarity with Save the Children in these difficult moments. We are appalled by what happened and strongly condemn this inhuman act against an organization that has shown only an exemplary commitment to do what is right in support of those in need under extreme conditions.

We are offering our sincere support in anything that Save the Children may need.

Joji Tokeshi
Cordaid Country Director Afghanistan