SANAA – OCTOBER 07, 2013 - UNICEF Yemen confirms that an international staff member was abducted in Sanaa yesterday.
In close coordination with the national authorities and the UN Resident Coordinator, UNICEF is working to establish the whereabouts of the missing staff member.
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For further information, please contact:
Chief of Communication - UNICEF Geneva
Direct Line: 41 22 909 5405
Marixie Mercado – UNICEF Geneva
Tel: +4122 909 5716; Mob 4179 756
Najwa Mekki -Communication Specialist
UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East & North Africa
Mohammed Al-Asaadi (UNICEF Yemen)
Mobile: +967 71 176 0002