2 Emirati Red Crescent Employees Kidnapped, Killed in Yemen’s Aden

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash

Emirati Red Crescent expressed its deep regret after it lost two of its employees.

Gunmen in a white car kidnapped the two men from Al Mansoura city in Aden. This was a night before tying and murdering them.

“The Emirati Red Crescent expresses its deep condemnation of the loss of Ahmed al-Yousefi, Coordinator of ERC Operations in Aden; his fellow Mohamed Tareq… in one of the world’s most vulnerable and complex humanitarian zones,” it said in a statement.

“Targeting humanitarian workers is a major transgression of international treaties and norms that provide special protection for relief workers, medical personnel and rescue teams,” it also added.

The organization stressed that its humanitarian work in Yemen would continue “wherever assistance is necessary, despite the risk involved”.