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Armed men kill aid workers, loot properties in Jonglei

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January 24, 2014 (JUBA) – At least three aid workers were killed and several properties looted after unidentified armed elements stormed the premises of the United Nations and other aid agencies in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.

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The violence that erupted mid-December in the capital, Juba last year killed over 1,000 people and displaced more than 500,000, according to the UN.

Several South Sudanese aid workers were reportedly wounded or are still missing after an attack by armed men on civilians sheltered in UN bases or fleeing violence.

Despite all these hiccups, aid agencies said they have continued to deliver food to the people in the base, including flying in the much-needed water and sanitation facilities.

“However, insecurity continues to pose the biggest challenge to aid efforts in Jonglei state,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.

An estimated 250,000 people, aid groups say, have so far been assisted since the conflict broke out, expressing the need to scale-up response operations amid reports of daily displacements.

$209M TO ADDRESS NEEDS

Meanwhile, a South Sudan Crisis Response Plan was last year launched in appeal for US$209 million to meet the most immediate needs of the crisis between January and March.

However, as of 13 January, aid agencies had reportedly secured around $109 million of the immediately requirements for the emergency response.

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  • 25 January 2014 10:35, by Joseph Canada

    These are the Dinka trying to implicate Dr.Riek and the Nuer again..unless Kiir is punished’ there will be no peace in South Sudan.

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    • 25 January 2014 10:44, by Amantiel Kem

      They must be gov’t forces trying to mistreat Aid workers and those who are being protected by the UN agencies. This must be Makuei and Kiir making because they are so bitter of Makuei refusal to enter UNMISS camp

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    • 25 January 2014 11:10, by Tong dut

      God punishment to Dinka jonglei,
      By war,sickness and flowed..
      The reason is Dinka born to rule, kills,looted and rapping women by force.
      This is big punishement to them.Even at Rumbek, any tribe called Dinka are now in hell as it was writtern in the bible. GOD WILL PUNISH SUDAN (Dinka)

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    • 25 January 2014 11:11, by moto

      JOESPH
      WHICH PEACE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AND YOU ARE SPOIL THE IMAGE OF OUR COUNTRY?THOSE NUER MEN.

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    • 25 January 2014 12:52, by omoni jr.

      The Nuer strong soldiers captured panthou/Higlig in april 2012 when Dinka women ran away,over 300 Dinka soldier deserted the frontline and disappeared.

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    • 25 January 2014 15:26, by Muorcienggok

      That is a pure lie, looting is not a culture of Dinka otherwise they would have looted Juba when the flashed out the pro-greed of power of Riek , it is rather the Nuer with their greed for everything who are looters, they looted their markets in Bentiu, Malakal let alone Bor.I wounder why would they loot their own markets,no traders will come there and the hunger will fuck their asses.

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  • 25 January 2014 10:38, by Joseph Canada

    These are the Dinka trying to implicate Dr.Riek and the Nuer again..unless Kiir is punished’ there will be no peace in South Sudan. By the way for those who supported Museveni’s pet. How many president’s kids are killed? how about Rieks? Why?

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    • 25 January 2014 17:01, by Wani khooto

      Dear all
      that incident happen in Abobo so let judge who are the resident of that area.i rem the few 30 dinka who were living there were the first to be killed at the beginning of this war,the UN is not sure whether these are murle or Nuer.

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      • 25 January 2014 21:18, by Joseph

        Wani, The first people who were Kill are Nuer; everyone is witness in Juba including UN. Those who were kill in Akoba it revenge of the killing of Juba.

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  • 25 January 2014 11:01, by Joseph

    This happened in Akoba county where there are illiterate people. It’s unfortunate that Goverment killing aid worker. I have heard people are getting kill in Malakal after visit of Kuol M Juuk. I think our government will be accountable one day.

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  • 25 January 2014 11:49, by Chol A.

    Well, these are militia that UN sheltered in their compound why are they saying to be unknown arm group? Spla forces were trying clear out all these killers militia in jonglei you hide them to committ such act. It good you. Have witness their crimes.

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    • 25 January 2014 12:17, by allan

      now UN Can learn this ugly nuer behavior next time u will not allow them in ur compond

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      • 25 January 2014 15:44, by choldit

        The world knows this is a manifestation of primitive president and his tribalistic team that kills UNMISS STAFF with impunity. The Dinka think they are entitled to kill everyone on planet earth with impunity as the did to Nuer in Juba. UNMISS must take drastic actions to confront this natiieve tribal leaned regime of Mrs. Kirr Museveni else they will keep doing this untill UNMISS leave SS.

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  • 25 January 2014 16:45, by Gatluak

    Dinka have a said: a man to be trusted is when he is rubbing, stealing people properties. Imagine that fucken ideology. South Sudan will never be stable if Kiir will not steps down or removed by force.

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