Kabul Attack Claims Life of iMMAP Colleague




Kabul Attack Claims Life of iMMAP Colleague


Kabul, September 5, 2019 - It is with heartfelt sadness that iMMAP confirms that a staff member of our team in Afghanistan lost his life during Monday's attack in Kabul. We wish to express our profound condolences and solidarity with his family and friends.

This senseless attack claimed the lives of 16 people, according to different sources, and injured 100 others, most of them Afghan civilians. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of all victims of this attack, who once again suffered violence and loss.

iMMAP is now making immediate efforts to support the deceased colleague ́s family in giving him an appropriate and respectful committal. All other iMMAP Afghanistan colleagues are safe and unharmed.

iMMAP's CEO, Mr. William Barron, conveys his solidarity to the grieving family and reiterates the commitment to continue the work in Afghanistan supporting humanitarian operations that deliver life-saving aid to millions of people in need across the country.
"As we mourn this tragic loss, we express our sincere condolences to our colleague ́s family. He died while serving the people in Afghanistan, and we will continue his honorable work. It is a tough time for the iMMAP family, but we have a commitment to the people in Afghanistan, and we will carry on with the humanitarian work we have been doing in this country for the past nine years."

About iMMAP

iMMAP is an international not-for-profit 501(c)3 non-governmental organization that provides professional information management services in humanitarian and development settings. For over 18 years, iMMAP’s services have facilitated informed and effective disaster risk management, emergency response, and development activities by enabling evidence-based decision-making for cluster/sector leads, critical NGO and government operations. iMMAP is headquartered in Washington, DC.

iMMAP’s goal is to alleviate the suffering of victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts by providing the humanitarian community with a decision-making service through the provision of recent, reliable, and appropriate geographical and strategic information. iMMAP also aims to provide an information management service for development assistance, sustainable development, and environmental protection.

For further inquiry, please contact Mr. Carlos Barrio at cbarrio@immap.org