UNICEF condemns killing of children in cattle raid in Jonglei

Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF Representative in South Sudan

22 February 2022
Flood water in the village of Panyagor in Twic East, Jonglei State in South Sudan
UNICEFSouthSudan/Naftalin

Juba, South Sudan, 22 February 2022 – "UNICEF is deeply concerned about news that three children were reportedly killed during an attempted cattle raid on Ghoh cattle camp, in Pagil Payam on 18 of February which left a total of 12 dead and 10 wounded.

UNICEF condemns such indiscriminate attacks against children and civilians in South Sudan; children are the most impacted by the continued violence and humanitarian disasters.

UNICEF offers its condolences to the families of the victims. We call upon all groups and individuals to respect that children and their families are kept out of harm’s way."

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