Samaritan's Purse Hostage Freed in Sudan
August 30, 2010 - After 105 days in captivity, Samaritan’s Purse relief worker Flavia Wagner was released Monday.
Flavia Wagner is greeted by Samaritan’s Purse co-workers and international security personnel as she arrives at the airport in Khartoum.
She was being held by kidnappers in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Samaritan’s Purse staff have seen her and report that she is well. She said she is looking forward to being reunited with her family in the United States.
“We thank God that Flavia is safe and free,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We appreciate the help of the government of Sudan and the United States government.
“People around the world have been praying for her safety and her release. Today, those prayers have been answered.”
Wagner, 35, was among three Samaritan’s Purse workers kidnapped May 18 when their two-vehicle convoy was stopped by a group of armed men 25 miles southwest of Nyala, the provincial capital of South Darfur. The other two workers—both Sudanese men—were released one week later.