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Detained International Medical Corps Staff in Yemen Safely Released

April 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES/LONDON–The five International Medical Corps staff members and two International Medical Corps-contracted drivers that were detained by rebels in Yemen were safely released on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The staff members and drivers, all of whom are locally hired personnel supporting International Medical Corps humanitarian relief programs in the surrounding area, were at a hotel in Ibb when they were detained.

International Medical Corps has provided humanitarian relief to the people of Yemen since 2012. Despite the ongoing conflict that has caused a steady deterioration of humanitarian conditions across the country since 2015, our relief efforts continue to provide a lifeline for families in Sana’a, Taizz, Ibb, Aden, and Lahj.

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Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Also visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Medium.

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In London
Larissa Schneider-Kim
Media and Communications Officer
+44 (0) 785 441 0825
lschneider-kim [at] internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk

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For 30 years, International Medical Corps has worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.

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