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U.S. condemns killing of South Sudanese aid workers

Author: Lasuba Memo | Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Juba has strongly condemned the brutal killing of two South Sudanese aid workers in the  Greater Pibor Administrative Area, and Warrap State early last week.

On November 4, Marie-Helene Verney, OCHA’s Acting coordinator said the South Sudanese nutrition officer was killed as a team of aid workers were on a field trip to respond to a suspected measles outbreak.

The deceased was contracted by an international non-governmental organization.

She did not provide further details including the victim’s name or the circumstances leading to his death and the identity of the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the Embassy also says it “strongly condemns the November 11 attack in Warrap State in which a humanitarian worker was killed.

James Akeen Majak, a staff working for World Vision organization was killed on Saturday evening in a road ambush in Therkueng village at the Warrap-Western Bahr el Ghazal border.

According to Warrap Information Minister, Wol Mayom the deceased was travelling from Wau to Kuajok when he fell into a road ambush.

Michael J Adler, the US Ambassador to South Sudan said, “It is the responsibility of South Sudan’s transitional government to establish conditions that ensure the safe provision of humanitarian assistance.”

It offers our condolences to the families of both victims.

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