DR Congo

Eighth day of captivity for two abducted MSF members in Ituri, DRC

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MSF is calling, once again, for their immediate and unconditional release.

MSF: Geneva - The two members of MSF, abducted on June 2 in the Ituri District of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are in good health but are still held captive.

MSF, a humanitarian association, is worried about the prolonged captivity of its members and is calling, once again, for their immediate and unconditional release.

For the past week, two members of the medical organization have been held captive by an armed group of the region. Adding strength to MSF's efforts, the civilian population of Bunia has shown great movement towards the release of the two humanitarian workers.

MSF has been present in Ituri since 2003. Today all activities are continuing in the Bon Marché Hospital of Bunia. MSF medical teams have been treating the sick and the wounded with complete impartiality and in all independence from political or military groups.

This abduction happened while the Ituri civilian population has been the primary victim of renewed fighting. The Congolese people of Ituri have been subjected to extreme violence and have a very limited access to medical structures.

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