Press release from UNMISS, Juba, South Sudan
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.
For further information, please contact: email@example.com. 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.