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Abduction of Action Against Hunger staff member in Nigeria

News   •   Jul 25, 2019 04:29 BST

Update July 25, 2019

A video released on the evening of Wednesday, July 24 shows a female Action Against Hunger staff member alongside five companions (drivers and health workers engaged in a humanitarian programme run by Action Against Hunger in Damasak region, Borno State) apparently in a good condition of health.

Action Against Hunger strongly requests that our staff member and her companions are released.

They are humanitarians and health workers and they chose to dedicate their lives to support the most vulnerable communities in Nigeria. They were only in pursuit of solidarity, humanity and neutrality.

Their abduction fully contradicts International Humanitarian Law and internationally recognised standards for the protection of humanitarian workers and organisations.

All Action Against Hunger teams and staff express their full support and comfort to our colleague and to her companions who are being detained, as well as to their families and friends.

Notice to the media:

Action Against Hunger will not make any comment or give any feedback to media queries related to this subject except through formal and written statements.

Action Against Hunger acknowledges the media for their understanding in the treatment of this difficult situation. 

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