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Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan condemns murder of aid worker in Budi, Eastern Equatoria

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South Sudan Humanitarian Coordinator Alain Noudéhou has condemned the killing of an aid worker in Budi, Eastern Equatoria, and called on authorities and communities to ensure that aid workers can move around safely on along the roads and provide assistance to the most vulnerable people.

On May 12, an aid worker was killed when criminals shot at a clearly identified aid vehicle. The vehicle was part of a team of international non-governmental organizations and South Sudanese government health workers visiting a health facility. The team was driving from Chukudum to Kapoeta, Budi County, in an area that has seen several roadside ambushes this year.

“I am shocked by this violent act and I extend my condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased. Roads are a vital link between humanitarian organizations and communities in need, and we must be able to move safely across the country without fear, ”Noudéhou said and added:“ I call on the government to strengthen law enforcement along these routes. “

This is the rescuer killed in South Sudan in 2021. In 2020, nine aid workers were killed.

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