South Sudan: No impunity for those who attack humanitarians

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UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) jointly launch an enhanced joint nutrition response plan covering all states in South Sudan (September 2015). UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

South Sudan's leaders "should not accept impunity" when it comes to violence against aid workers and humanitarian facilities, a senior UN official in the country has stated.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Eugune Owusu has condemned a recent brutal attack at a hotel in the capital, Juba, in which a local journalist was killed and several civilians were raped and beaten.

The incident, committed by men in uniform, occurred during renewed clashes last month between government and opposition forces.

The UN Secretary-General has called on the authorities to investigate the incident.  He will also launch an independent inquiry into the UN's response.

Mr Owusu spoke to Lwak Nelson about the attack and the challenges faced by humanitarian workers in South Sudan.

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