Two employees of Red Cross International Committee removed in Mali

The NGO confirmed, on Saturday, the removal of two colleagues between Gao and Kidal.

MO12345lemonde with AFP

Two employees of the Red Cross International Committee (ICRC) were kidnapped on Saturday March 4 in Mali, announced the Malian branch of the NGO on Twitter .

“We confirm the removal of two of our colleagues this morning between Gao and Kidal”, specifies the ICRC. “Present in Mali for thirty-two years, the ICRC is a neutral, independent and impartial organization.” “We ask not to speculate on this incident so as not to make its resolution more difficult,” he added.

Safety crisis

Since 2012, Mali has been plagued by a serious security crisis and violence, including abductions of foreigners and Malians, are frequent. The reasons for these kidnappings range from ransom requests to acts of reprisals.

In February, a doctor from the World Health Organization, who had been kidnapped in the country, was released.

/Media reports cited above.