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    Somali gunmen abduct German ICRC nurse in Mogadishu

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    03 May 2018
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    Kidnappers snatched the nurse from inside this ICRC compound in MogadishuA German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was kidnapped in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said.

    She was seized by unknown armed men from inside the ICRC compound at 20:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

    The 10 remaining international staff are being evacuated to Nairobi until further notice, the ICRC told the BBC.
    A Somali woman working for the World Health Organization, also in Mogadishu, was shot dead by gunmen on Tuesday.

    A relative of the woman, identified as Maryan Abdullahi, said she was targeted while at a market to buy items in preparation for her wedding next week.

    There is no suggestion her killing and the abduction are linked.

    Decades of conflict have made Somalia one of the world's most dangerous countries for aid workers, but security has improved in recent years and Wednesday's kidnapping is the first involving a foreign worker in almost 10 years.

    "We are deeply concerned about the safety of our colleague," said Daniel O'Malley, the ICRC's deputy head of delegation for Somalia, in a statement.

    "She is a nurse who was working every day to save lives and improve the health of some of Somalia's most vulnerable people."

    Staff believe the kidnappers took their colleague out through a back door, avoiding security guards stationed at the main entrance of the ICRC compound, Reuters reported.

    A police hunt for the nurse is under way. It is not known who is behind the kidnapping.

    The Swiss-based agency, which has provided humanitarian aid in Somalia for years, has temporarily suspended movement in Mogadishu but said Somali staff would continue ICRC's programs outside the capital.

    Somalia collapsed into anarchy in 1991 when war lords overthrew a military regime. Major armed conflict has since subsided, which allowed for parliamentary and presidential elections to take place in 2012.

    However, al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants still regularly launch attacks in the capital and elsewhere in the country.

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    Fucking chimps, I hope they catch cancer and die.

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    Gunmen abduct German Red Cross nurse in Somalia


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    Mogadishu, May 3 (IANS) A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been kidnapped by armed men in the Somali capital, the aid organization said on Thursday.

    The abduction, on Wednesday evening, took place after gunmen stormed into the ICRC compound in Mogadishu and grabbed the woman, taking her out through a back entrance to evade security guards, the Guardian reported.

    The nurse was identified as Sonja Nientiet, who had worked for the ICRC since 2014 in conflict zones, including Syria and Congo, the daily said.

    "We are deeply concerned about the safety of our colleague," said Daniel O'Malley, the ICRC's deputy head of delegation for Somalia.

    "She is a nurse who was working every day to save lives and improve the health of some of Somalia's most vulnerable people," he said.

    A police operation was underway, said local officer Major Mohamed Hussein. "We got the report minutes after she was abducted and now we are searching the whole area. We hope we shall find her."

    No group claimed responsibility but in the past foreigners, journalists and aid workers have been kidnapped by armed gangs or al-Shabaab militants and held for ransom, sometimes for years at a time.

    --IANS

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    Tragic these idiots attacking the very people they need help from.
    My ex did such work in Zaire and S Lanka until kids arrived which made such places an unacceptable risk.
    Also few Red Crescent nurses from all those stinking rich Arab sheikdoms.

    Perhaps before any aid is offered by ICRC such countries should have to assign real assets , Bosses Swiss bank accounts,land, their diplomats lux pads at UN as bonds to be used first in such cases, for this looks mercenary, like the Somali pirates, of course if wellwishers pay it just encourages them
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