UN says aid worker killed in South Sudan, demands release of others
Tuesday April 10 2018
A UN ambulance drives past a displaced South Sudanese man in a camp for internally displaced people in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan compound in Tomping, Juba, South Sudan, on July 12, 2016. PHOTO | REUTERS
Armed men fired at the vehicle marked with logos of the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid as it travelled on a road near the town of Bentiu on Saturday and one of the workers died.
Both rebels and the government forces stand accused of targeting humanitarian workers and sometimes deliberately blocking access to relief and hijacking food and other aid.
Nearly 100 relief workers have been killed in South Sudan, which gained independence in 2011 and spiralled into civil war two years later.