From left to right, Janet, Martin and Abdinoor celebrate their release with a cake.
After twenty-two months, I am excited to share the great news of the release of our IAS hostages in Somalia! I realize that many have been praying for Janet, Martin, and Abdinoor over this almost two-year period of time, and I felt it import to share with you via our organizational press statement their successful release from captivity. Please continue to pray for these three as they now begin the difficult task of reintegrating with their former lives.
With much gratitude for all your prayers and support,
Janet is welcomed home. Click to watch the video at IASamerica .org/released.
Click to read IAS' Press Release
The international relief and development agency, International Aid Services (IAS), is overjoyed to announce that three of its staff members who were kidnapped in Somalia over 22 months ago have been released and are safe and well. On the 11th of July, 2012, at approximately 5:30 p.m., an IAS team was attacked by an armed [...] Read story
It has now been 20 months since our IAS team was attacked in Somalia and three staff members were kidnapped by Somali pirates. A fourth staff member, Axmed Isse, was shot and left for dead. Thankfully Axmed’s gunshot wounds were treated and he has now recovered from his injuries. However, our three remaining staff are [...] Read story