The Norwegian aid worker kidnapped in Yemen earlier this month is now safe and receiving standard medical attention at the U.N. compound in Sanaa.
“We are delighted to have our colleague back with us, unharmed, and we greatly appreciate the timely and determined efforts of Yemeni authorities in negotiating his release,” said Jens-Toyberg-Frandzen, U.N. resident coordinator in Yemen.
UNDP says the aid worker is set to take a short leave in Norway before returning to work.
Kidnapping of foreigners is reportedly common in Yemen, with tribes using abduction as a tactic to force officials into making concessions.
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