July 19, 2013

Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, the two aid workers for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released yesterday in Somalia after 21 months in captivity, arrive today at the Spanish air-base of Torrejón (Madrid) from Djibouti. The organization is extremely relieved to confirm the release of the two colleagues, who were abducted from the refugee camps near Dadaab, Kenya on Oct. 13, 2011 and held in Somalia. MSF continues offering full support to Mone and Blanca as well as to their families. 

Mone and Blanca need some time to adjust to their freedom and the organization asks the media and the public to respect theirs and their families’ need for privacy.

“Once again, MSF strongly condemns the attack against these humanitarian aid workers who were providing medical assistance to the most vulnerable Somali population fleeing hunger and war in their country,” says Jose Antonio Bastos, MSF’s president in Spain. 

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