Danish Demining Group

Kidnapped aid workers rescued in Somalia


The Danish Refugee Council hereby confirms that Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted have been rescued earlier today during an operation in Somalia. American Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted from Denmark are on their way to be reunited with their families.

After being held hostage for three months American citizen Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted from Denmark have today successfully been rescued from their kidnappers in Somalia.

The two aid workers from the Danish Refugee Council’s demining unit, DDG, are both unharmed and at a safe location.

The Danish Refugee Council will provide more information on their release when possible through press releases on www.drc.dk

Media are encouraged to respect the need for privacy of the two employees and their families. All media inquiries should be directed to the Danish Refugee Council in Copenhagen.


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