The four aid workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) who were kidnapped on Friday when their convoy was attacked by armed militia outside Dabaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya have been released. One of the council’s local drivers was shot and died while three others were wounded. Dabaab is the world's largest refigee camp with over four hundred thousand refugees from Somalia. The camp is situated in eastern Kenya about 100 kilometers from the Somalian border.
|Elizabeth Rasmusson. Photo: NRC|
Rasmusson told NRK (Norwegian national TV): “I saw the kidnappers. As far as I could see, there were four of them. They were armed with pistols. The stopped us, and threatened everyone. They managed to take a car (with Norwegian Refugee Council staff sitting inside) and disappear with them.”
|NRC vehicle attacked. Photo: scanpix|
Astrid Sehl (33) one of four NRC workers rescued after the tragic armed attack. File photo from Dabaab, October 2011 by ATTIS SANDBALD/ VG
"They are healthy and unhurt," he said.