South Sudan worst killer of aid workers

South SudanFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – AT least 74 aid workers have been killed and 108 injured in South Sudan, now the country with the highest number of violent attacks against humanitarian workers in the world.
It has overtaken Afghanistan in that regard.
The killings, injuries and abduction of ten aid workers has been recorded between independence from Sudan in 2011 and 2016 when the civil war peaked.
Amid a brutal conflict, aid workers have been both caught in the crossfire and directly targeted by state, criminal and militant groups.
The increase in violations during the period has been alarming. At independence, two aid workers were killed but the figure has shot up to 22 last year. Two workers were injured in 2011, which has spikes to 108 injuries.
All the ten kidnappings during the period were recorded last year.
Shootings and assault remain the most prevalent types of major violence. Three incidents of violent sexual assault were reported over the period (involving nine female victims).
A large number of attacks take place on convoys of humanitarian supplies. There is a high number of compound robberies.
Humanitarian Practice Network said notwithstanding the devastating impact the conflict has had on civilians, violence against aid workers had the dual effect of harming victims and families.
Some 300 000 civilians have been killed and 3 million displaced.

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