NGO official calls on Gov’t to protect aid workers

Pius Ojara secretariat Director of NGOs Forum (Photo: Taban Henry)

By Akol Madut Ngong

The Representative of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Pius Ojara, said humanitarian aid workers are in need of strong protection across the country to ensure that services are delivered to vulnerable people.

Mr. Ojara was speaking during the release of Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

Ojara stressed that irrespective of how we see the changes in the country, it’s very clear that there is malnutrition and food insecurity.

“We are appealing for the safety and security for the population, we need protection of their properties by the government to ensure that they are in safe position across the country,” Ojara said.

He said the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, rising attacks on aid workers worrying.

Three years after the signing of the historic Revitalized Peace Agreement, halting political strides in South Sudan, we should now infuse the country’s transition with a fresh urgency.

 In a statement, Sarah Nyanti condemned the killing of a nurse working with an international aid organization which took place on 10 February in Agok town, leaving several civilians injured, including aid workers.

“Since 2013, 130 humanitarian workers have been killed while delivering aid and service and the majority of them are South Sudanese nationals,” she added.

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