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#Aid Worker

# aid-worker - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Gunmen abduct Italian aid worker from Kenyan village

The 23-year-old was taken from a coastal village in an armed raid.

# aid-worker - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Obama confirms death of 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State

IS said last Friday Kayla Jean Mueller had died in an air strike.

# aid-worker - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Obama confirms ISIS beheading video is real

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, was captured while working as an aid worker in Syria.

# aid-worker - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.

# aid-worker - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

# aid-worker - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Guardian accidentally posted a photo of an aid worker's sex toy Fleshlight

The Guardian accidentally posted a photo of an aid worker's sex toy

It’s a travel essential, apparently.

# aid-worker - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads 'blocked due to dead bodies'

Plan Ireland has launched an emergency appeal, commenting that reports have underestimated the numbers of people who will need help to repair their homes and get their lives back on track.

# aid-worker - Monday 19 August, 2013

Column: There has never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker

On World Humanitarian Day, Dominic MacSorely hails the men and women who have dedicated their lives, and sometimes lost them, in an attempt to reduce suffering across the world.

# aid-worker - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

Kilkenny man Richard Delaney will be dressing up as Santa this year – in an under-construction hospital in Port-au-Prince. He writes about his experiences.

# aid-worker - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Turkish quake: Japanese aid worker among the dead

A Japanese aid worker has become the latest of at least a dozen people to fall victim to Turkey’s treacherous fault lines, following a magnitude-5.7 quake in Van on Wednesday.

# aid-worker - Sunday 22 August, 2010

THE MAN convicted of the murder of aid worker Margaret Hassan in 2004 has officially been confirmed to have escaped from prison.

Iraq’s Deputy Justice Minister said that Ali Lutfi Jassar al-Rawi had escaped his life sentence for murder, stating:

This guy, he escaped from prison… People facilitated his escape, he is gone.

The family of Hassan had raised the alarm months ago about something being wrong after their lawyer noted his alarm at Rawi being absent from all of his appeal hearings.

No group ever claimed responsibility for the kidnap and murder of Hassan, who had campaigned for the rights of Iraqis for decades.

Her body has never been found.

59-year-old Margaret Hassan has been described by her friend, journalist Robert Fisk, as “a proverbial tower of strength”.

Fisk writes in the Independent:

It was Margaret who took leukaemia medicines donated by readers of The Independent to the child cancer victims of Iraq back in 1998 after we discovered that hundreds of infants were dying in those areas where Western forces used depleted uranium munitions in the 1991 Gulf War.

…it was she – and she alone – who managed to persuade Saddam Hussein’s bureaucrats to let us bring the medicine into Iraq.

# aid-worker - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

THE FAMILY of murdered aid worker Margaret Hassan have been informed that the man waiting to stand trial in connection with her murder has gone missing.

Ali Lutfi Jassar was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in Hassan’s death in 2009 but won his right to a retrial.

Hassan’s sister, Deirdre Manchanda, said that her family had had previous concerns about Jassar’s whereabouts.  Their lawyer in Baghdad had expressed concern about Jassar’s  absence at all his appeal hearings.

Hassan was born in Ireland but had   lived  and worked in Iraq for over 30 years. She was married to an Iraqi and had joint Irish, British and Iraqi nationality.

Hassan was the director of CARE International’s operation in Iraq, and was abducted in October 2004 as she drove to work in western Baghdad.

She was shot several weeks later and her body has never been recovered.

The missing suspect, Jassar, was granted a retrial after he claimed that he was forced into signing a confession after being beaten and given electrical shocks during questioning.