Two workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been kidnapped in Mali, the organisation's Mali branch said on Twitter.
"We confirm the kidnapping of two of our colleagues this morning between Gao and Kidal," it said Saturday, adding that the agency had been present in Mali for 32 years, and was "a neutral, independent and impartial organisation."
"We ask not to speculate on this incident so as not to hinder its resolution," it added.
The kidnapping had taken place on the road between Gao and Kidal.
Mali has been in the grip of a security crisis since 2012.