Aid workers flee death in Sudan conflict

South SudanFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE humanitarian community has expressed shock and outrage at the incessant killing of aid workers by militants in the unstable South Sudan.
Three workers involved in the delivery of vital food aid in Wau were killed recently, triggering human workers to flee the area.
The killing of the workers from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) brings the number of aid workers killed in South Sudan to 82.
Fourteen workers have already been killed in 2017, compared to 24 the whole of 2016.
Humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, expressed dismay at the killing of innocent people.
“I am appalled by this abhorrent act and demand an urgent investigation to identify those responsible and bring them to account,” he said.
“No words are left to explain the level of frustration and outrage I feel regarding the continued attacks against humanitarians.”
He offered UN’s condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.
Separately, 60 humanitarian workers have had to relocate from multiple locations in Jonglei due to intensified conflict in the area.
Early indications are that the civilian population is also fleeing, though the number of people displaced has been unable to be verified due to the highly volatile situation.
Civil war-torn South Sudan is increasingly dangerous and difficult for aid workers.
In March alone, 79 humanitarian access incidents were reported.
– CAJ News

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