ODVV’s Statement on the Killing of 8 Polio...
While expressing condolences to the families of the victims, the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence condemns in the strongest terms the killing of 8 polio health workers in Pakistan in a three day spate of attacks in different parts of the country.
Following these attacks UNICEF and World Health Organization suspended all their operations in the country till further notice. There is no reason in the world that can justify these heinous acts committed by extremist terrorist thugs.
Knowing what an invaluable work the aforementioned organizations are doing to help eradicate a crippling disease among children, the Pakistani authorities should immediately and without politicized delay, take assertive measures to:
1 – Apprehend all those involved in these terrible attacks and bring them to justice.
2 – To provide all the necessary security for polio aid workers in the country.