2010.07.12: Statement from Director Williams on the Bombings in Uganda

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Statement from Director Williams on the Bombings in Uganda

Statement from Director Williams on the Bombings in Uganda

All 120 Peace Corps volunteers serving in Uganda are safe and accounted for. On behalf of Peace Corps, I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the bombings in Kampala.

Statement from Director Williams on the Bombings in Uganda

Statement from Director Williams on the Bombings in Uganda

Caption: Paramedics attend to Ugandan citizens injured during an explosion, at Mulago Hospital in Uganda's capital Kampala July 11, 2010. Bomb blasts ripped through two separate bars packed with soccer fans watching the World Cup final in Kampala, killing at least 23 people and signalling a possible link to Somali Islamists. REUTERS/Benedicte Desrus

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2010 – "On behalf of Peace Corps, I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the bombings in Kampala.

"All 120 Peace Corps volunteers serving in Uganda are safe and accounted for. Since 1964, 1,080 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda. Peace Corps has a longstanding commitment to Uganda's development and has experienced excellent relationships with the people of Uganda throughout the years. Currently, Peace Corps/Uganda has an education project and a community health project. Additionally, Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda are currently engaged in HIV/AIDS activities."




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