Ten aid workers have gone missing outside South Sudan’s Yei town in Central Equatoria region, Chimp corps report.
The group of aid workers was en route to Tore on 25th April, to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment when they disappeared.
The Humanitaian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou said that the whereabouts and wellbeing of the missing aid workera are unknown.
Mr. Alain also demanded their swift return.
“We are deeply concerned about the whereabouts of these humanitarian workers and are urgently seeking information about their well-being,” said Mr. Noudehou.
“These individuals, UN and NGO staff, are here to help the people of South Sudan and should not be targeted. Our colleagues must be released without condition so that their work can continue.”
All the missing humanitarian staff are South Sudanese nationals working with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other local non-governmental organizations.
This is the second incident aid workers are being held by armed groups in April alone, and the third in six months.