New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says

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The 62-year-old’s identity has been revealed in an attempt to secure her release after the fall of the last Isis stronghold

A New Zealand nurse kidnapped in Syria more than five years ago may still be alive, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has said, revealing her identity for the first time in an attempt to secure her release.

Louisa Akavi, 62, and two Syrian colleagues have been held hostage for longer than anyone in the 156-year history of the international aid organisation.

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