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JUBA CITY - 11 Feb 2024

Troika denounces attack on humanitarian convoy in Jonglei

The picture of a UN convoy in Jonglei State. (File photo)
The picture of a UN convoy in Jonglei State. (File photo)

The Embassies of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States on Sunday joined the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in strongly condemning the 9 February attack on a humanitarian convoy that was being escorted by peacekeepers in  Bor South County’s Anyidi Payam in Jonglei State. 

The ambush happened in the Macdit area, situated 60 kilometers from Bor Town, when armed men emerged from the bushes along the road and one of them opened fire on a convoy of UN vehicles. No casualties were reported as UNMISS peacekeepers promptly returned fire and repelled the attackers.

“Humanitarian workers and peacekeepers must never be targets of violence,” the Troika statement read. “We call upon the transitional government and all those in positions of influence in South Sudan to act to ensure the security of those providing aid and support to the South Sudanese people.” 

“Those responsible for this unacceptable attack must be held accountable,” it added.