JUBA, South Sudan – The medical charity Doctors Without Borders is condemning the latest attack on one of its clinics in South Sudan.
The aid group also known by its French acronym MSF says the armed robbery by several men in Pibor injured two team members early Thursday and forced some staffers to relocate. Some workers were threatened with guns, and office equipment was stolen.
A separate statement by the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan says peacekeepers early Thursday rescued more than a dozen aid workers in Pibor who came under "heavy fire from unknown gunmen." The statement says about 40 attackers were involved and the aid workers were evacuated from the compound unharmed.
Aid workers have faced widespread insecurity amid South Sudan's civil war, which is well into its fourth year.
Newer news items:
- What Type of Government Does South Sudan Have? - 16/07/2017
- Under hail of bullets, Indian peacekeepers rescue aid workers in South Sudan - 16/07/2017
- Head of South Sudan state television arrested: wife - 15/07/2017
- Indian UN peacekeepers rescue workers in South Sudan - 15/07/2017
- Uganda miss penalty in South Sudan draw - 14/07/2017
Older news items:
- South Sudan: Malaria preparedness vital as rains begin - 14/07/2017
- In Pics: Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art for peace - 13/07/2017
- UN considers new base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region - 13/07/2017
- South Sudan's President Kiir sacks judges over strike - 13/07/2017
- South Sudan forces launch fresh offensive against rebels - 12/07/2017
Popular news items:
- No oil in troubled waters - 25/03/2014 - Read 17963 times
- Former Lost Boy Gives Back to South Sudan - Care2.com (blog) - 31/05/2012 - Read 12403 times
- NDSU student from South Sudan receives scholarship - In-Forum - 29/09/2012 - Read 11487 times
- School exam results in South Sudan show decline - Bikya Masr - 01/04/2012 - Read 11275 times
- With prisons full, South Sudan to introduce mobile courts to clear backlog of ... - Washington Post - 11/10/2012 - Read 9959 times