TWO MSF AID WORKERS FREED IN SOMALIA

July 19, 2013

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TWO MSF AID WORKERS FREED IN SOMALIA © MSF

Barcelona, Geneva, Nairobi, July 18, 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 July 19th 2013 at 12:00h in Madrid, with MSF’s President in Spain Jose Antonio Bastos as spokesperson. The organization will not give interviews or any declarations out of this press conference in which journalists will be able to ask questions to the President.

PRESS CONFERENCE

Friday, 19 July 2013, 12:00h.

MSF office in Madrid

c/ Meléndez Valdés 72, 1ºA

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