Darfur, Sudan (AHN) - An American woman is among three aid workers kidnapped in the war-stricken western Sudanese region of Darfur, according to reports from the U.S. embassy in Khartoum.
The 36-year-old California woman, along with two Sudanese coworkers, were part of a two-vehicle convoy when they were stopped by a group of men with guns on Tuesday, according to Samaritan’s Purse, the organization for which they work.
The women were abducted 25 miles southwest of Nyala, South Darfur's capital.
The North Carolina-based organization said it is working with the U.S. and Sudanese government officials to ensure the safe release of the women.
The woman is my boss' sister. They have not heard anything from the captors yet. She had the presence of mind to text the embassy and then leave her phone on, so they could hear what was going on. The phone has since been turned off. They released 5 of the prisoners (Sudanese nationals), so the family has hope that they are just looking for money.
Please keep her in your prayers!