Peter Maurer (R), president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, listens to a woman as he tours a site in the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa Aug. 9, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Tunisia Monday played up behind-the-scenes efforts to secure the release of a Tunisian-French Red Cross staffer kidnapped in Yemen who has been shown in a new video.Tunisian diplomatic missions in several cities, notably in Paris and Geneva where the International Committee of the Red Cross is based, are pressing for a mobilization of efforts to secure the release of ICRC staffer Nourane Houas "as soon as possible," the ministry said in a statement.In the first video, Houas appealed for help from French President Francois Hollande and his Yemeni counterpart Abed-Rabbou Mansour Hadi, as well as from ICRC officials.
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