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Mercy Corps mourns death of former colleague in Libya

Libya, Kosovo, April 21, 2011

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    Chris Hondros for Mercy Corps  </span>
    Working for Mercy Corps in 1999, Chris Hondros helped document the crisis in Kosovo with photographs like this one. Photo: Chris Hondros for Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is mourning the loss of photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed by a mortar blast along with his colleague Tim Hetherington on Wednesday in Misurata, Libya.

Chris worked as a freelance photographer for Mercy Corps in 1999, playing an integral role in telling the story of the war in Kosovo. He worked in some of the world's most dangerous places and he will be remembered for not only the great work he produced, but for the bravery he showed in documenting these conflicts, giving the people involved a voice and sharing with the world what is happening on the front lines.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris's loved ones as we recognize the sacrifice he made to share these important stories with people around the world.