Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore on fatal shooting of aid worker in South Sudan

05 July 2018

NEW YORK/JUBA, 5 July 2018 - “We are deeply saddened to confirm that one aid worker was killed yesterday when a UNICEF convoy came under fire by unknown assailants.

“The convoy was carrying education supplies and was travelling on the Juba-Bor road. It was clearly marked ‘UNICEF’.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the deceased.  His death brings to 107 the number of aid workers killed since the conflict began in 2013.

“I strongly condemn this senseless assault directed against civilians working to deliver humanitarian supplies to those in need. Aid workers must be allowed to carry out their work without fear of violence and with unhindered access to those most in need.”

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