Mercy Corps Statement On Security Incident In Kenya

Kenya, March 31, 2017

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NAIROBI, KENYA – On March 30, a Mercy Corps team member was severely injured when the vehicle he and two other team members were using was attacked near the border of West Pokot and Turkana Counties in northern Kenya.

"Ironically, the team was returning from community meetings on violence prevention," says Lynn Renken, Mercy Corps Country Director in Kenya. "We remain committed to helping Kenyan communities resolve conflict peacefully and sustain the peace and security in their communities."

Our priority at this time is focused on the care of our injured team member as well as the team members who were traveling with him and the safety and security of our dedicated team working in Kenya.

In a week where we've seen several attacks on aid workers globally, we're appreciative of the swift attention of Kenyan authorities to this incident, although more attention to security is needed to prevent similar events in the future.

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