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U.S. condemns attack on aid workers in South Sudan

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December 33, 2019 (JUBA) – The United States embassy in Juba has condemned in the “strongest” terms and deplored the despicable attack on unarmed civilian employees of Relief International in Maban, South Sudan.

Emergency humanitarian workers attend to children in Pibor, Jonglei, South Sudan, 2 February 2012 (ST)

The embassy, in a statement, expressed sympathy to the victims.

On Sunday, unknown armed men in uniform broke into the aid group’s compound in Bunj town and assaulted its staff.

The attackers reportedly robbed the staff of cash and other personal belongings.

Relief International, in a statement, described the attack as “senseless act of violence” and said it has relocated its workers.

On Monday, the United Nations strongly condemned Sunday’s attack on the humanitarian workers, calling for an immediate justice against all the perpetrators.

At least 115 aid workers, the UN says, have been killed since the start of South Sudan’s civil war in mid-December 2013.

(ST)

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  • 4 December 2019 12:06, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    Good condemnation. But there is no December 33rd in the calendar.

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    • 4 December 2019 12:28, by Midit Mitot

      Good example of failed government,

      Raping, looting, murdering, robbing etc are daily practice from Juba regime.

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  • 4 December 2019 22:49, by Joseph Canada

    115 Workers? wow! thats a very big number. When are our people going to appreciate the help given to them by Non-Governmental Organizations. Dont they see how their own Government abandon them? Or these are Unpaid thugs called soldiers trying to live?

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