On Saturday night, gunmen abducted a Swiss aid worker from her home in El Fashir, the capital of North Darfur state. She was forced into a landrover by four gunmen and driven off.

The Sudan Tribune names the aid worker. She has lived in Darfur for over 20 years. Reports differ as to which organised she was working for – social media posts have apparently suggested it is a Swiss NGO.

A UN official in Sudan confirmed the abduction and said that while the woman is not a UN employee, she has worked with the UN on several initiatives over the years.

Swiss authorities are aware of the case and are ‘calling for a rapid and unconditional release of the abducted person.’

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