Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hostage Darfur Aid Worker is Sick, Colleague Says

Bloomberg News
22 April 2009

CAIRO - Two women aid workers taken hostage in Darfur on April 4 are being fed one meal a day and spend most of their time sleeping as they wait to learn the outcome of negotiations for their freedom, one of them said.

Claire Dubois, a French nurse who had arrived in Darfur just two weeks before she was kidnapped, is suffering from diarrhea, her Canadian colleague, St├ęphanie Jodoin, said yesterday in a satellite telephone interview arranged by the kidnappers.

“We don’t have anything here,” said Jodoin, of Montreal. “My NGO tried to send things, but it did not arrive -- drugs, food, water.”

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