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Spanish aid workers kidnapped in Kenya freed in Somalia

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped while working at a refugee camp in eastern Kenya in October 2011, Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, have been freed in Somalia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Thursday. Full story

New North Korea curbs endanger aid efforts: relief worker

BEIJING (Reuters) - New sanctions levied on North Korea after its third nuclear test this year risk pushing the country into a further humanitarian disaster by crimping relief efforts, says an aid worker who has just completed a trip to the isolated state. Full story

Aid worker killed in fighting in biggest city in Darfur

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A gunfight broke out between security forces on Thursday in the biggest city of Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, officials and witnesses said, killing one aid worker and prompting authorities to impose a curfew. Full story

Obama pledges more humanitarian aid for Syrians, refugees

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama announced more than $300 million in new humanitarian aid on Monday to address the Syrian crisis and to help neighboring countries cope with the 1.6 million refugees who have fled the civil war. Full story

U.S. to give $100 million more for Syrian humanitarian aid

ROME (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry plans to announce on Thursday that the United States will give an additional $100 million in humanitarian aid for those affected by the Syrian civil war. Full story

Running the gauntlet: delivering food in Syria

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Aid workers in Syria are struggling to navigate a lawless archipelago of armed groups to get food to Syrians trapped in a fast-intensifying civil war, the head of the World Food Programme's Syria operation says. Full story

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Spanish aid workers Thiebaut and Serra are helped to leave the aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base
Spanish aid workers Thiebaut and Serra are helped to leave the aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base

REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF "THE"Spanish aid workers Blanca Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra (bottom, L) are helped to leave the aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base, near Madrid in this picture provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres July 19, 2013. Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped while

Spanish aid workers Thiebaut and Serra are helped to leave they aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base
Spanish aid workers Thiebaut and Serra are helped to leave they aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base

Spanish aid workers Blanca Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra (bottom, L) are helped to leave they aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base, near Madrid in this picture provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres July 19, 2013. Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped while working at the Dadaab refugee camp in

MSF program manager Robertson addresses a news conference on the freed MSF aid workers in Nairobi
MSF program manager Robertson addresses a news conference on the freed MSF aid workers in Nairobi

Medecins Sans Frontieres program manager Will Robertson addresses a news conference on the freed MSF aid workers in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 19, 2013. Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped while working at the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya in October 2011, Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thieba