New York, NY 13 Aug 2008 – The International Rescue Committee has released the names of its four staff members who were tragically killed in an ambush Wednesday morning in Logar Province, Afghanistan. They are:
Mohammad Aimal, 25, of Kabul, Afghanistan. He had worked as a driver for the International Rescue Committee since 2002.
Shirley Case, 30, of Williams Lake, British Columbia. She joined the IRC on June 8 in Afghanistan to manage education programs designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Nicole Dial, 30, a dual citizen of Trinidad and the United States. Her permanent residence was in Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. She joined the IRC May 21 in Afghanistan as a coordinator in the agency’s programs for children.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Kirk, Ph.D., 40, of Outrement, Quebec, a dual citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom. An education-programs technical advisor, she had worked for the IRC since 2004. She provided support for the agency’s children’s education programs worldwide.
A second Afghan driver employed by the IRC was seriously wounded in the attack and has been hospitalized.
The victims were en route to Kabul and traveling in a clearly marked International Rescue Committee vehicle when they came under fire at mid-morning.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family members.