Statement on ACTED aid worker David Haines
Paris, 5 September 2014 – ACTED is deeply shocked by the images broadcasted earlier this week. The threats on David Haines’ life are intolerable.
David has been working as a humanitarian since 1999, helping victims of conflict in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. When he was taken hostage in March 2013, David was in Syria as part of ACTED’s humanitarian effort in support of tens of thousands of people affected by the crisis.
We have been mobilized from day one with David’s family. More than ever, we are pursuing our efforts, and our thoughts are with David and his family.
ACTED strongly condemns the violence and threats against David. A man’s life should never be threatened on account of his humanitarian commitment.
Once again, we call upon the immediate release of David.