20 Oct 2018

 

United Nations Concerned Over Missing Aid Workers In South Sudan

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou said the UN is gravely concerned about the missing of seven aid workers abducted in Western Bahr el Ghazal region on Sunday.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 20 December 2017 [Gurtong] - In a statement released on Tuesday, UN called for the swift and safe return of the abducted aid workers.

“The United Nations is calling on all parties to respect the neutrality of the on-going humanitarian operations and facilitate safe and unhindered access for humanitarian workers providing lifesaving aid to vulnerable people throughout the country,” reads the statement.

The seven aid workers, including two international and five national staff, working for two international and HealthNet organizations, were travelling on Raja-Wau road when they fell into an ambush on Sunday.

In the statement, the humanitarian official pointed out that the aid agencies were implementing food security, livelihoods, health, and nutrition interventions in a region with some of the highest malnutrition rates in South Sudan.

On Monday, Lol State Information Minister, Omer Eshaq Mohamed said at least 8 people were killed in in the attack that occurred on Sunday near Mogayat Boma.

 

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