WASHINGTON, April 17, 2023 — The World Bank Group today released the following statement:
"The World Bank Group is deeply saddened by the attack on aid workers that has resulted in the deaths of three World Food Programme employees and four staff of the Blue Nile Mashreg Bank during fighting in Sudan, and injuries to several others. They were working on a World Bank administered social safety net project to provide emergency support to families in dire need of food assistance. Our heartfelt condolences to their families and to the leadership and staff of the WFP and BNMB. Aid workers are essential for successful delivery of critical services and should never be a target. Our thoughts are equally with the people of Sudan, who are once again facing conflict along with persistent risks of natural disasters and economic stress. We hope for a quick resolution to the situation in the country."
In Washington: Edith Jibunoh, (202) 458-1211, firstname.lastname@example.org