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15 Dec 2011 description

Today, at 4 PM, we received confirmation that Francesco Azzarà was released.

Francesco had been kidnapped on 14th of August in Nyala, South Darfur, where he was working as a logistician at EMERGENCY Ngo's Paediatric centre.

14 Aug 2011 description

On August 14th at 5 PM an aid worker of the Italian based humanitarian organization Emergency was kidnapped in Nyala, the capital city of South Darfur, Sudan.

Francesco Azzarà, aged 34, was abducted by armed people while on his way to the city airport. Francesco is on his second mission in Nyala, working as a logistician at the Paediatric Centre opened by EMERGENCY in July 2010.

The Centre provides free-of charge, high quality medical assistance to all children in need.