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Nine humanitarian workers released in South Sudan: aid group

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Displaced women and children under a hot sun in South Sudan's Maban County, where food shortages are causing tension. (UNHCR/P. Rulashe Photo)
May 18, 2018 (JUBA) - World Vision, a U.S. humanitarian group, Friday, announced the release of nine aid workers recently abducted in war-torn South Sudan.

The workers had been captured on 14 May, said the statement but it didn’t disclose who and where the kidnapping took place.

However, World Vision said they have been released thanks to UNOCHA which worked with the local authorities to free them.

“We are grateful our staff members and others have returned and we are thankful for the swift collaboration from partners who helped secure their release,” said Mesfin Loha, World Vision’s country director in South Sudan.

UN reports say the government and rebel groups are involved in the insecurity of the aid workers and obstructing the humanitarian access.

The total number of humanitarian workers killed in South Sudan since the beginning of the conflict has reached 100 people, according to a statement released by OCHA on 30 April.

In line with the peace agreement of August 2016 and the cessation of hostilities agreement signed in December 2017, the parties committed themselves to ensure that humanitarians are safe while delivering assistance and services to civilians in the conflict areas.

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  • 19 May 15:16, by Kuch

    They should have killed the criminals. For the UN & the NGOs to get the hell of out of our backs & out of our country. Some of these creeps must be killed. The UN & the NGOs are desperate for relevant these days around the world. And our country is where the evils are so desperate to wedge their evil feet into since we have bunch of fools & lazies who don’t the dirty game behind the UN & the NGOs>

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    • 19 May 15:22, by Kuch

      Just look how these fools sit around & are letting their sorry asrs*ses being photographed by some NGO creeps just to go & show how miserable these wretches are and for begging around the world. This is why I almost killed an evil white man a year ago here my home state of Jonglei. There is no damn war going on these days in our country. But the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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      • 19 May 15:27, by Kuch

        and some of their creepy allies in between keep propagating lies after lies that there is still ’raging war going on in South Sudan’. And this is precisely because the evils want to remain relevant in our country. And they ( the US, the UK, their NGOs & their allies) have bunch of boneheads here in our country who are so foolish & dumbed that they cannot see discern that our country is being>>>

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        • 19 May 15:31, by Kuch

          indirectly occupied & colonized by our new enemies on the pretext of their so-called ’humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights scams’. Tell some of our fools the truth that their damn US, the UK, France & their other creepy allies in between often use these so-called ’humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights scams’>>>

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          • 19 May 15:36, by Kuch

            as their 21st century neo-colonialism intrigues and no one will dare listen to you. But these of fools will be the ones to wake up later like spooked birds after their evil white Americans, English people, Arabs of Arabia, their evil juus, abeshas (ethiopians) & their cloned so-called arabs of Arabia occupied their villages like what they have done in Gambella region, Central Kenya>>>>

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            • 19 May 15:44, by Kuch

              Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa or Namibia. But l dare say, not even a single Dinka/Monyieng village would be occupied by these foreign hyenas fellows. It is a plain fact fellows, we will never ever allow any evil on earth to bring his/her evil long nose into our country again, be it a God, evil white American, English man, a juus, Arab of Arabia, a cloned arab of North Sudan or Abesh>>

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              • 19 May 15:49, by Kuch

                Fellows, there are massive problems in ethiopia, North Sudan (Darfur, Southern Kordupan & Southern Blue Nile), Somalia, Northern Nigeria, CAR, DRC, Libya, Somalia, Kenya or Burundi. But our country’s problems are what every hyena around the world, here in Africa & even here in our own region are so fixated upon. And if you ask some of our lowly informed South Sudanese idiots the reasons>>>

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                • 19 May 15:54, by Kuch

                  as to why every hyena around world is so fixated on our internal issues than other countries, then the losers & fools would look at you hopelessly & miserably and say, "because we are the God chosen people" What kind of God like the lazy & hopeless people? The superstitions many of fools have inculcated into some of our fools psyches is absolutely very dangerous>>>

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