UNMISS Condemns the killing of six aid workers along Juba-Pibor road

Posted: March 27, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Press Release

Press release from UNMISS, Juba, South Sudan

Prof Majok Kelei stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor picture by Mach Samuel

Prof Majok Kelei of Dr. John Garang University stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor, picture by Mach Samuel

March 27, 2017 (SSB) — JMEC condemns the killing of aid workers and calls for a thorough, independent investigation into the attack

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is outraged and deeply saddened by the killing of six humanitarian workers on Saturday March 2017 and would like to present its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attack.

“JMEC strongly condemns the killings of the innocent humanitarian workers who are committed to serve the people of South Sudan.

“We call for an independent investigation into the heinous and senseless of the aid workers and perpetrators must be brought to book.

“In light of this we have asked Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements monitoring Mechanism to investigate the attack”.

“JMEC further calls on the government of South Sudan to ensure the safety and security of all humanitarian aid workers and ensure an unimpeded access to humanitarian convoy”

The aid workers were killed on the road from Juba to Pibor, in Central Equatoria in Magri area making it the single deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the conflict began in 2013.

ENDS

For further information, please contact: comms@jmecsouthsudan.org. The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) was established by terms decreed under Chapter Seven of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), signed on 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa.

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