GENEVA (AA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that its two staff members who had been abducted on March 4 in northern Mali have been unconditionally released.
“Both are safe and well,” the ICRC said in a news release.
Noting that they will be reunited with their families “as soon as possible,” Antoine Grand, head of the ICRC’s delegation in Mali said: “We are incredibly relieved that our colleagues are back with us.”
“We are grateful to everyone who has worked so hard from the outset to facilitate their unconditional and swift release,” Grand added.
To safeguard their privacy, the ICRC is not releasing the names or nationalities of the two staff members who have been freed.