Killing of Aid Workers in South Sudan Needs Probe, Monitor Says

  • Six staff dead in war’s worst single attack on aid providers
  • Humanitarian relief is crucial to war-torn, famine-hit country

By Okech Francis and Nizar Manek, 27 March 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
The group monitoring South Sudan’s peace agreement called for an independent investigation after six aid workers were killed in an ambush, the single deadliest attack on humanitarian staff in the famine-stricken nation’s three-year civil war.
The six were traveling from the capital, Juba, to Pibor in the African country’s east when they were attacked by unidentified gunmen on March 25, United Nations aid coordinator Eugene Owusu said Sunday in a statement. The UN, which declined to give the nationalities of those slain nor the organization they worked for, said at least 79 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since civil war began in December 2013.
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