Five UN staff abducted in southern Yemen while returning after field mission

‘United Nations is in close contact with the authorities to secure their release’

File: Yemeni pro-government fighters man a position near al-Muhsam camp during fighting to drive the pro-Iran Houthi rebels from the area of Harad, in Yemen
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Five employees of the United Nations have been kidnapped in southern Yemen, by unknown armed men on Friday.

The staffers were returning to Aden from a field mission when they were abducted, said Russell Geekie, spokesperson for the top UN official in Yemen.

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