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UAE: 2 Emirates Red Crescent Employees Kidnapped, Killed in Yemen’s Aden

UAE: 2 Emirates Red Crescent Employees Kidnapped, Killed in Yemen’s Aden

Saturday, 21 March, 2020 - 05:15
Abu Dhabi - Asharq Al-Awsat

UAE's Red Crescent condemned and expressed its deep regret after it lost two of its employees who were kidnapped and then killed in Yemen.


Gunmen in a white car kidnapped the two men from Al Mansoura city in Aden a night before they were tied up and murdered.


"The Emirati Red Crescent expresses its deep regret and condemnation of the loss of Ahmed Fouad al-Yousefi, Coordinator of ERC Operations in Aden, and his fellow Mohamed Tareq... in one of the world's most vulnerable and complex humanitarian zones," it said in a statement.


“Targeting humanitarian workers is a major transgression of international treaties and norms that provide special protection for relief workers, medical personnel and rescue teams,” it added.


The organization stressed that its humanitarian work in Yemen would continue “wherever assistance might be needed, despite the risk involved”.


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