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Chemonics Mourns Deaths of Afghans in Two Recent Attacks in Helmand Province

Chemonics is deeply saddened by the targeted killing of 11 Afghans in two attacks in southern Afghanistan in May 2005. Among those killed were four Chemonics employees working on the USAID Alternative Incomes Project in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Ashraf Rizk, president and chief executive officer of Chemonics, made this statement: “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased. The victims of these attacks are not just the people killed but all Afghan citizens struggling to rebuild their country and their lives. We will continue to support USAID and local governments in their efforts to provide economic opportunities to the Afghan people.”

Chemonics has been helping Afghans rebuild their country since June 2002. AIP, one of four projects Chemonics is implementing in Afghanistan, is an income generation project.

Under the project, Afghans are working with Chemonics to repair infrastructure such as roads and irrigation systems. Attacks like these are rare in the work that we do.

We will continue to support USAID and local governments in their efforts to provide economic opportunities to Afghan citizens and their families.

For more information, please contact the USAID Mission in Kabul.

5/19/2005
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