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Local Organization: Shocked by Aid Worker Killings
Updated: Monday, 09 Aug 2010, 9:14 PM MST
Published : Monday, 09 Aug 2010, 8:47 PM MST
PHOENIX – A local aid organization is reacting to the murders of a group of volunteer medics in Afghanistan.
Esperança is a local volunteer surgical program that serves countries in Central and South America, as well as Phoenix.
Christina Araiza, their program director, says they will not be changing the way they operate but are shocked by what has happened.
“You’d never expect our volunteers who are there to do good and serve those who most need it to be victims of this type of crime, so definitely, this puts our volunteers on alert,” she says.
Araiza says petty crime is the most serious crime that their volunteers encounter on the road, and that they do take precautions when traveling abroad.