DRC statement about Kayla Jean Mueller

DRC is profoundly saddened by the death of the US humanitarian aid worker, Kayla Jean Mueller.

DRC feels obliged to make clear that contrary to some media reports, Ms. Mueller was not employed by DRC. Ms. Mueller worked for a local, Turkish organization with which DRC has collaborated.

DRC extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Mueller in this most difficult time.

DRC, as a principle, does not comment on hostage situations and has no further comments.