Washington, DC – It is with great sadness that I share news of the death of Ibrahim Suliman. A dedicated and much–loved Finance Officer, Ibrahim was tragically killed yesterday in the ongoing clashes in El Fasher, Sudan.
Ibrahim joined Relief International in August 2019 and worked tirelessly with integrity and passion. He was an integral part of the Relief International team and his contributions to the people of Sudan will always be remembered. His loss is being greatly felt by staff at Relief International Sudan and all of us who had the privilege to work with him. Ibrahim was a family man with a wife and four children, one son and three daughters and at this difficult time, we stand with his family and recognize their painful loss of a husband and father.
Any loss of life in humanitarian service is unacceptable and we join the UN and others in demanding immediate steps to ensure the safety of all aid workers and civilians in Sudan. Relief International is providing lifesaving services to the Sudanese people, but we will be unable to continue without the safety and security of our teams being guaranteed.
The situation in Sudan remains extremely volatile. Our staff in all of these locations remain in hibernation at the advisory of the United Nations. In a rare moment of unity today, the United States, Russia and China all called for an end to the violence in Sudan.
All parties must ensure the safety of aid workers on the ground, enabling the continued delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Sudan. The safety and wellbeing of communities, including Relief International team members, is our top priority.
Craig Redmond, Relief International CEO