Thursday, December 27, 2007

Two Members of Doctors Without Borders Kidnapped

December 26, 2007

MSF Asks Somali Authorities for Safe and Immediate Release of Two Staff Members

'Our priority now is that our two colleagues are released without harm'

Bossaso, Somalia/Barcelona, December 26, 2007 — After confirming that two of its staff members have been taken by force this morning in Bossaso, Somalia, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urgently called for the immediate and safe release of its colleagues: Mercedes García, a Spanish doctor, and Pilar Bauza, an Argentinean nurse. They were taken while on their way to a MSF feeding center set up to treat malnourished children near camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Bossaso, in the Puntland region of Somalia.

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