Monday, June 11, 2007

Please stop killing aid workers

Two Lebanese Red Cross aid workers were killed in fighting in Lebanon while trying to rescue people.

I've said this before, and I will keep saying it: please stop killing aid workers. No matter who you are, we aren't the enemy. We don't carry arms. We are, for the most part, neutral parties. This is especially true of the Red Cross. We help everyone, and we do our best not to hurt anyone. Killing us will get you nowhere and nothing but reduced credibility and the scorn of people everywhere.

It is things like this that make me want to throw in the towel and give up on the world. When people kill those who are so obviously just trying to do the right thing, I wonder why we should bother.

Update: attacks on aid workers in Darfur.
Update 6/14/2007: attacks on aid workers in Sri Lanka

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