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UN raises the alarm over 10 missing aid workers in South Sudan



UN raises the alarm over 10 missing aid workers in South Sudan

The United Nations has raised an alarm over the whereabouts of 10 aid workers who went missing in South Sudan, prompting concerns over the group’s wellbeing.

Alain Noudehou, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, said on Thursday he was urgently seeking information on the case.

“We are deeply concerned about the whereabouts of these humanitarian workers and are urgently seeking information about their well-being,” Noudehou said.

“These individuals, UN and NGO staff, are here to help the people of South Sudan and should not be targeted. Our colleagues must be released without condition so that their work can continue.”

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According to the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in a statement on Thursday, the group disappeared in the south of the country on Wednesday morning shortly after departing from the city of Yei for Tore.

The statement revealed that among those missing are a UNOCHA member of staff and two from the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

Other members of the convoy whose whereabouts are unknown included an aid staff from Plan International, Action Africa Help, the South Sudanese Development Organisation and ACROSS.


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