UN Reports Success in Mediating 12 Sudanese Aid Workers' Release

Members of the the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur patrol go on patrol near Buru, West Darfur. Representatives of UNAMID and the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have negotiated with the leaders of the Kalma IDP camp in South Darfur for the release of the aid workers, according to the global body.

Twelve Sudanese aid workers abducted by a youth group at a camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur, Sudan, were expected to be released on Wednesday (April 13), according to the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur, or UNAMID.

Representatives of UNAMID and the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs negotiated with the leaders of the Kalma IDP camp in South Darfur for the release of the aid workers, the U.N. News Center reports. 

The aid workers were taken hostage on Monday in an apparent retaliation for the arrest by security forces of an IDP who worked for a national non-governmental organization, according to U.N. News Service.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.