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10 aid workers missing in South Sudan, UN says

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April 26, 2018 (JUBA) - 10 aid workers are missing after a field trip for humanitarian operations outside Yei town in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria region, the United Nations relief coordinator in the war-torn nation said.

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Alain Noudéhou (UN photo)

The aid workers, Alain Noudehou said, were in a convoy destined to Tore from Yei town to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment on 25 April.

“We are deeply concerned about the whereabouts of these humanitarian workers and are urgently seeking information about their well-being,” said Noudehou in a statement.

“These individuals, UN and NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] staff, are here to help the people of South Sudan and should not be targeted. Our colleagues must be released without condition so that their work can continue,” he added.

Those missing, all national staffs, included one from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), two from the UN Children Fund (UNICEF), one from the South Sudanese Development Organisation, (SSDO), two from ACROSS, three from Plan International and one from Action Africa Help (AAH).

“I firmly condemn the latest attack against colleagues engaged in emergency humanitarian assistance in Central Equatoria and call on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to ensure a safe and secure environment, conducive to the delivery of assistance,” said Noudehou.

This is the third time, in six months, that aid workers have been held by militants in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation. At least 98 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since its civil war started in 2013.

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  • 27 April 06:25, by Lenin Bull

    UN is this how you talk and behave when it is this negative force of IO kidnapping or killing humanitarian workers? I’m surprised by your purposeful laziness to mention IO! What is new or lacking there when it is the OI gangs that have kidnapped them. They did it in Yei severally and it is not the first time. They have done it again and again Unity State, Upper Nile State, Maridi, Amadi, etc.

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  • 27 April 06:29, by Lenin Bull

    UN is playing South Sudanese people against one another in this wanton killing war project. If not UN would have been clear from the word go when they set themselves up in South Sudan to say the truth only and not play hide and seek refreeing with government and rebels. The current bloody bastard rebels are negative force that should have been outlawed due to their madness shown by mindless

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  • 27 April 06:31, by Lenin Bull

    killing of civilians in Akobo, Abiemnhom, Atar, Baliet, Bor, Bentiu, Malakal, and highways of Equatoria!

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    • 27 April 12:15, by Kuch

      Mr. Lenin Bull,
      "10 aid workers missing in South Sudan, UN says"
      This Alain Noudehou is just another French West Africa or Caribbean criminal. They are US, the UK, their evil juus, France, their creepy allies in between being played around our country & against our people’s Central Africa republic (CAR), Niger, Nigeria, Mali, DRC, CHAD (by the way, the current AU chair is a French chad)>>>

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      • 27 April 12:23, by Kuch

        Chad, Darfur rebels, Boko Haram, the UK, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Libya Militias, Djibouti, all the gulf Arab states, their so-called israel, the US, France, Somalia, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are the ones being used against our country & our people. Fellows, we are here, & and we are not going to live side by side with the evils>>>>

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        • 27 April 12:27, by Kuch

          in our country under the sun even in million million & millions of years. WW3 is going to start here in our country & we are going to wipe out the white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabs of Arabia, Bantus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between out of our country once for all>>>>

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          • 27 April 12:33, by Kuch

            Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM plain & simple. Fellows, we are back. Get the hell out of our country & our country people’s necks. Who says, we like the evIl white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, the evil Arabs of North Sudan, the Bantus, their evil juus, their UN & their sleazy NGOs in our country? Who really says? evils?>>>>

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