Rebels murder South Sudan aid worker

South SudanFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – ARMED militants have killed another aid worker in the conflict-torn South Sudan.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) disclosed the killing of Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel when the assailants shot at its convoy of nine trucks and a four-wheel-drive vehicle in the Western Equatoria.
The convoy was returning from an assistance operation.
François, the ICRC’s head of delegation in the capital Juba, said the Red Cross was shocked and dismayed by the killing.
“We are shaken and distraught by the killing of our colleague who was travelling in a convoy of vehicles which were clearly marked with the Red Cross emblem. In addition, all parties to the conflict in the area had been duly notified about our presence,” Stamm said.
The deceased, who was married and leaves behind seven children, joined the ICRC in 2014 as a truck driver in the Juba delegation.
The ICRC is assessing the implications of this killing on its operations in the area.
It called on all those involved in the conflict to protect the civilian population and to ensure that humanitarian workers can perform their duties.
“The Red Cross emblem must be respected at all times,” Stamm said.
More than 80 aid workers have been killed since the civil war began in 2013in South Sudan, including about 20 killed this year.
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