UN: Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan

It is highest number of humanitarian workers killed in one incident since South Sudan descended into conflict in 2013.

Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in famine-hit South Sudan, the United Nations said on Sunday, without specifying what organisation they worked for.

The victims were attacked on Saturday as they travelled from the capital, Juba, to the eastern town of Pibor, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“I am appalled and outraged by the heinous murder of six courageous humanitarians in South Sudan,” Eugene Owusu, the UN humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, said in a statement.

“At a time when humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels, it is entirely unacceptable that those who are trying to help are being attacked and killed,” Owusu added.

According to OCHA, it was the highest number of humanitarian workers killed in one incident since the start of a civil war more than three years ago.

Saturday’s ambush followed two other attacks on aid workers this month, shortly after South Sudan declared famine last month in two counties of Unity state, saying 100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine.

After gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, the world’s youngest nation descended into war in December 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his rival and former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup…

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PoV Zeepertje;

  • High degree of famine
  • High birth rate (compare the maps Birth & islam)
  • High level of islam
  • Militions different tribes
  • Aid workers forced paying 10.000 euro to get in
  • Finally aid workers ambushed, attacked and killed…

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