WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Four workers at a Baltimore-based Catholic charity and a DC-based World Bank employee are among the victims in the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, their companies confirmed Monday.
Catholic Relief Services said Sara Chalachew, Getnet Alemayehu, Sintayehu Aymeku and Mulusew Alemu were among the dead.
The Ethiopian workers for Baltimore-based CRS worked on an important food insecurity program, a CRS spokeswoman told FOX 5.
In a statement, Sean Callahan, the charity's CEO and president, said, “Although we are in mourning, we celebrate the lives of our fallen colleagues and the contributions they have made to our mission, and we recognize the commitment and dedication of all those with whom we serve.”
The World Bank confirmed that 35-year-old Max Edkins, a communications officer for a project that focused on climate action, was also on the flight.
“Max was deeply committed to the fight against climate change and brought tremendous creativity, energy and passion to his work. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and loved ones, and to those of the other victims of this tragedy," read a statement from Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank Group.
Georgetown University confirmed Sunday that Cedric Asiavugwa, a Georgetown Law student and native Kenyan was on the flight as well.
The university called him a stellar student and a champion for social justice across East Africa.