Two staff abducted in Kenya

October 14, 2011: click here for updated statement.

MSF confirms that this morning, Thursday October 13, an MSF team suffered an incident in Dadaab, Kenya. One driver was injured during the incident; he's currently hospitalised and stable. Two international staff, both Spanish, were taken. As yet, MSF has not been able to re-establish contact with the two staff taken. A crisis team has been set up to deal with this incident, and the families have been informed.

"We strongly condemn this attack," says José Antonio Bastos, the president of MSF-Spain. "MSF is in contact with all the relevant authorities and is doing all it can to ensure the swift and safe return of our colleagues. Meanwhile, our thoughts are with them and with their families in this difficult time."

In order to ensure a rapid and safe resolution of the incident, MSF will not provide any further information for the moment.