Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UN Staff Abducted in Darfur

This past Friday, three Latvian helicopter operators who had been contracted out to the WFP (World Food Program) were abducted in Nayla, located in Western Sudan. Though not taking immediate action, the UN is very concerned about the abductions stating that since 2009 there have been about 30 workers kidnapped. Valerie Amos, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief assures the global community that the UN is doing everything they can to prevent further incidences of kidnapping. Based on past kidnappings, it is highly likely that these men will be released in a few days time.

megan smith

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