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German ICRC nurse kidnapped in Somalia

(B2) A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was kidnapped in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday evening (May 2), it was reported on Thursday. The kidnapping took place around 20 p.m. local time. Armed men burst into the ICRC complex in Mogadishu, specifies a press release from the humanitarian organization received by B2. “ We are very concerned about the safety of our colleague ", explains Daniel O'Malley, deputy head of the ICRC delegation for Somalia. “ As a nurse, she worked every day to save lives, caring for the country's most vulnerable people.. " The ICRC is in contact with representatives of various authorities and is doing everything possible to ensure that its employee is released as soon as possible, and " without condition “, but does not wish to provide other information, in order to preserve the negotiations initiated.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).