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JUBA - 4 Dec 2019

US embassy condemns attack on aid workers in Maban

File photo: NGO offices that were set ablaze by local youth in Maban on July 23, 2018.
File photo: NGO offices that were set ablaze by local youth in Maban on July 23, 2018.

The US Embassy in Juba condemned in the strongest terms the despicable attack on unarmed civilian employees of Relief International in the Maban area of South Sudan.

The embassy, in a statement extended to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, expressed sympathy to the victims.

On Sunday, armed men in uniform broke into the Relief International (RI) compound located in the town of Bunj, and assaulted five members of staff and robbed others of their cash and personal valuables.

Alain Noudéhou, the UN humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, strongly condemned brutal attacks on humanitarian aid workers in the Maban area, insisting the perpetrators be brought to justice immediately.

The past few months have seen an increase in attacks on aid workers in the country. Sunday’s violence happened only a month after three United Nations staff working in Central Equatoria region were killed.

The world’s youngest country has remained among the world’s most violent places to deliver aid.