Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mali: Four members of the Red Cross kidnapped

(Bamako) Four Malian nationals working for the Red Cross in central parts of the African country have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. 

The Red Cross facebook page related:
“Colleagues of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Cross Mali were kidnapped in … Tenekou area, Mopti region, on Sunday May 14 around 7pm, they were conducting a survey of the humanitarian situation when unidentified and armed individuals said they had to come with them.”
Jean-Nicolas Marti, the head of the ICRC delegation, expressed hope that the humanitarian workers would be released immediately.