Two MSF aid workers freed in Somalia

Barcelona, Geneva, Nairobi, 18 July 2013 – It is with great relief that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, abducted from the Dadaab refugee camp, in Kenya, on 13 October 2011, have been released. Both are safe and healthy and keen to join their loved ones as soon as possible. MSF will offer continued support to Mone and Blanca and their families. As we are still working on the return of the two girls to their homes, we ask you to respect their need for privacy at this time.

MSF wishes to thank everyone involved in securing their safe release.

Once again, MSF strongly condemns this attack on humanitarian workers who were in Dadaab offering lifesaving medical assistance to thousands of refugees.

Regarding this issue, MSF will organise a press conference tomorrow Friday 19 July 2013 at 12 CET in Madrid, with MSF’s President in Spain Jose Antonio Bastos as spokesperson. The organisation will not give interviews or any declarations out of this press conference in which journalists will be able to ask questions to the President.

Friday, 19 July 2013, 12 CET
MSF office in Madrid
c/ Meléndez Valdés 72, 1ºA

Spokesperson: José Antonio Bastos, MSF President in Spain.


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