On the morning of 22 March, two terrorist attacks took place at the Brussels Zaventem Airport and one at Maalbeek station, a central Brussels metro stop. Our primary thoughts are with the victims and injured and their loved ones. YPFP as a global community stands united in condemning these coordinated attacks. Although YPFP is a non-partisan organization, we share a common position that violent attacks against civilians is utterly abhorrent.
To date, YPFP is not aware of any members directly affected by the attack, however we are monitoring the situation closely. We advise all members and anyone in Brussels to closely follow the directions of local authorities, in particular to avoid all unnecessary travel and to avoid phone calls unless urgent.
Updated information can be found through the Federal Belgian Crisis Centre:
YPFP Brussels leadership will keep its members updated on the scheduling and increased security protocols for upcoming events - one event was cancelled this evening. Should you have any queries, please contact Brussels@ypfp.org.
Today, the global YPFP network stands with our friends in Brussels whose courage and professional dedication to global understanding and peace will always triumph over acts of terror.
-YPFP Brussels and YPFP DC
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