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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents in response to questions about a reported abduction in Yemen (updated)

New York, 25 March 2014

The United Nations can confirm that two staff members had been abducted in Sana'a, Yemen, earlier today and that both have now been released. The United Nations appreciates the efforts made by the Yemeni authorities in obtaining their release.

We are still trying to confirm details about today's events and will not be able to provide further information at this time.