Welthungehilfe employee free after years of hostage

Welthungerhilfe-employee free

 

Bonn (10/10/2014) Welthungerhilfe confirms that one German employee who was held as a hostage for more than two and a half years in Pakistan is free. Bernd Mühlenbeck is in relatively good health and will return to Germany within the next days.

 

 

 
Released Welthungerhilfe-employee was helping flood affected people in Pakistan. © Botelli
Released Welthungerhilfe-employee was helping flood affected people in Pakistan. © Botelli

"We are full of joy that our colleague is free at last. He has endured terrible months and we are happy with his family that this nightmare is over now. During the two years we did all we could to get him released and we thank everybody who was involved in his release", says Bärbel Dieckmann, President of Welthungerhilfe.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private aid organisations in Germany. It provides aid from one source: from fast emergency aid and reconstruction to long-term development cooperation projects with local partner organisations, based on the principle of helping people to help themselves. Since its foundation in 1962, more than 7,350 projects in 70 countries have been supported with 2.66 billion Euro – for a world without hunger or poverty.



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