South Sudan deports aid workers, media

south-sudan-deportsFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Sudan is expelling aid workers and journalists in the wake of their revelation of ethnic cleansing in the
crisis-torn country.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) yesterday (Wednesday) said a second senior staff member who is an Area Manager in Alek, Warrap State had been
expelled without explanation.
This comes only four days after NRC’s Country Director was also ordered to leave..
Recently, an American journalist was recently deported from the war-torn hunger-stricken country.
Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General, said ordering aid workers to leave the country without due process restricted the ability of relief
organizations to save lives and reduce suffering.
“Aid organizations cannot operate under these conditions.”
The latest incidents come on the eve of the third anniversary, December 15, of the outbreak of South Sudan’s civil war.
Over 6 million people – more than half of the population – need humanitarian assistance. Over 3 million have fled.

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