Louisa Akavi: New Zealand nurse held captive by Islamic State  Sydney Morning Herald

Hope is fading for a Kiwi nurse held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria for more than five years. The details of Louisa Akavi's terrifying captivity have been a ...

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Hope is fading for a Kiwi nurse held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria for more than five years. The details of Louisa Akavi’s terrifying captivity have been a closely held secret - until now.Hope is fading for a Kiwi nurse held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria for more than five years. The details of Louisa Akavi’s terrifying captivity have been a closely held secret - until now.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says a New Zealand nurse and two Syrian drivers were last known to be held by ISIS after being kidnapped in Syria in 2013. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says a New Zealand nurse and two Syrian drivers were last known to be held by ISIS after being kidnapped in Syria in 2013.

One of three staff abducted in 2013 is thought to be in the hands of the Islamic State group.One of three staff abducted in 2013 is thought to be in the hands of the Islamic State group.

Red Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria - BBC News

New Zealand revealed Monday that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was abducted by the ISIS group more than five years ago.New Zealand revealed Monday that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was abducted by the ISIS group more than five years ago.

Special Forces In Search For New Zealand Nurse Held Hostage By ISIS

“1. For 5+ years, ⁦@adamgoldmanNYT⁩ and I were privy to a terrible secret: Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand had been kidnapped by ISIS. Her employer asked us not to publish her name for fear it could endanger her. Finally we can share her story: https://t.co/sD5UJeNjih”

Rukmini Callimachi on Twitter: "1. For 5+ years, ⁦@adamgoldmanNYT⁩ and I were privy to a terrible secret: Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand had been kidnapped by ISIS. Her employer asked us not to publish her name for fear it could endanger her. Finally we can share her story: https://t.co/sD5UJeNjih"

“Whoa: A New Zealand nurse and midwife, 62-year-old Louisa Akavi, was abducted in late 2013 in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib. The Red Cross and the NZ government believe she's still alive. https://t.co/4YxcvWMzy6”

Anna Fifield on Twitter: "Whoa: A New Zealand nurse and midwife, 62-year-old Louisa Akavi, was abducted in late 2013 in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib. The Red Cross and the NZ government believe she's still alive. https://t.co/4YxcvWMzy6… https://t.co/Qv17nOszZH"

“She could still be alive: Kiwi nurse Louisa Akavi held hostage by Islamic State for more than five years revealed. https://t.co/SbBmn8NpgX”

Patrick Gower on Twitter: "She could still be alive: Kiwi nurse Louisa Akavi held hostage by Islamic State for more than five years revealed. https://t.co/SbBmn8NpgX"

“New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says https://t.co/d1LBK73NR1”

Lenore Taylor on Twitter: "New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says https://t.co/d1LBK73NR1"

New Zealand native Louisa Akavi was abducted with two Syrian drivers in 2013New Zealand native Louisa Akavi was abducted with two Syrian drivers in 2013

Nurse kidnapped by Isis in 2014 may still be alive, says Red Cross

Red Cross reveals nurse Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers abducted by the Islamic State group more than five years ago, may still be aliveRed Cross reveals nurse Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers abducted by the Islamic State group more than five years ago, may still be alive

New Zealand special forces in Syria search for nurse held hostage by IS | The Times of Israel

WELLINGTON, April 15 — New Zealand revealed today that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was abducted by the Islamic State group more than five years ago. Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of...WELLINGTON, April 15 — New Zealand revealed today that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was abducted by the Islamic State group more than five years ago. Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of...

Special forces in search for NZ nurse held hostage by IS | World | Malay Mail

Red Cross and the NZ government kept silent over the abduction of a nurse for years. Here's why it's no longer a secret.Red Cross and the NZ government kept silent over the abduction of a nurse for years. Here's why it's no longer a secret.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed on Sunday for information on the whereabouts of three employees abducted in Syria more than five years ago and last known to have been held by Islamic State.The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed on Sunday for infor...

Red Cross appeals for information on three staff missing in Syria since 2013 - Reuters

The abduction of Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand, was kept secret for years. Now the aid group is breaking its silence in hopes of saving her.The abduction of Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand, was kept secret for years. Now the aid group is breaking its silence in hopes of saving her.

Louisa Akavi was taken in 2013 - and the Red Cross today revealed she is still missing, but believed to be alive.Louisa Akavi was taken in 2013 - and the Red Cross today revealed she is still missing, but believed to be alive.

Kiwi aid worker abducted by ISIS in Syria five years ago likely still being held, Red Cross says | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ

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For more than five years, authorities feared publicly naming Louisa Akavi, who was abducted by Islamic State in Syria, would put her in grave danger. But with the fall of the caliphate, authorities hope they can bring the New Zealand nurse home.Louisa Akavi was abducted by Islamic State in Syria more than five years ago. Now, with the fall of the caliphate, authorities hope they can bring the New Zealand nurse home.

Islamic State kidnapped NZ nurse Louisa Akavi over five years ago — and she could be alive - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The International Committee of the Red Cross has appealed for news of three staff members abducted in Syria in 2013 - a New Zealand nurse and two Syrian drivers.The International Committee of the Red Cross has appealed for news of three staff members abducted in Syria in 2013 - a New Zealand nurse and two Syrian drivers.

ICRC appeals for news of team abducted in Syria in 2013

The situation in Syria has changed dramatically since the Kiwi nurse was last seen.The situation in Syria has changed dramatically since the Kiwi nurse was last seen.

Louisa Akavi: Why the Red Cross thinks she's still alive | Newshub