In what has been described as the deadliest single incident for humanitarians since the South Sudan’s war began, 6 Aid workers have been reportedly killed in an ambush.
Speaking on the attacks, Mr Eugene Owusu, the UN’s humanitarian chief in South Sudan said “These attacks against aid workers and aid assets are utterly reprehensible. They not only put the lives of aid workers at risk, they also threaten the lives of thousands of South Sudanese who rely on our assistance for their survival.”
He called on “all those in positions of power” to stop such attacks and end “the impunity that has prevailed”.
At least 79 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict started in December 2013. The deceased’s names and Aid agency they worked for is yet to be announced.
The crisis in took on a dimension of ethnic violence, since South Sudan became an independent nation in 2011. The civil war began as a dispute between the Dinka President Salva Kiir, and former Vice-President Riek Machar who is Nuer.