Aid Group Consults Community Leaders After Deadly Ambush

    After four of its local staff were killed in an August 2008 ambush, the International Rescue Committee began to take a series of steps to ensure the safety of its workers. A reliance on local communities and authorities would be key, said IRC Country Director Ciaran Donnelly at the time.

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    • David Lepeska

      David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.

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