The 32-year-old worked for the NGO Road to Relief, involved in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion; other colleagues who were traveling with her were also killed or injured
A Spanish aid worker has died in the attack on the vehicle in which she was traveling in Ukraine, reported the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares.
Albares, who is in New Delhi participating in the G20 summit, stressed in statements to journalists that the Spanish Government has “verbal confirmation” of that death and is awaiting certified confirmation from the Ukrainian authorities.
Emma Igual, 32, served as director of the NGO Road to Relief, which began working in Ukraine since the beginning of the large-scale invasion.
The Spanish aid worker is officially the first Spanish fatality in the war in Ukraine.
The NGO Road to Relief has reported on its networks that a Russian artillery attack hit the humanitarian convoy in which four of its members were traveling: the German doctor Ruben Mawick, the Swedish volunteer Johan Mathias Thyr, the Canadian aid worker Anthony ‘Tonko ‘ Ihnat and the young Spanish woman and director of Road to Relief, Emma Igual. All of them are injured or have died as a result of the attack.
The NGO had reported through its Instagram account that the vehicle in which members of its team were traveling from Sloviansk to Bakhmut to assess the needs of civilians caught in the crossfire in the city of Ivanivske, was attacked Russian on Saturday morning, and then capsized and caught fire.
Road to Relief was established as an NGO in March 2022, with the specific purpose of carrying out humanitarian work in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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