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YEI - 1 Jan 2018

Health minister in Yei calls for unhindered humanitarian access

The minister of health and environment in South Sudan’s Yei River State has called on warring parties to humanitarian assistance and health services in the state.

Minister Kogo Manase Levi told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that many people in the rural areas are living without access to medical care, nutrition and food aid.

Kogo further said his office has recorded cases of restrictions, intimidations and harassment of health workers who plan to deliver services to the needy people in the state.

 “The president ordered for free humanitarian assistance without hindrance. Humanitarian partners and health workers continue to experience harassments and intimidations,” he said.

According to signed agreement on cessation of hostilities, all parties to the conflict have agreed to cease hostilities, protect civilians and allow free humanitarian access.