UN ‘outraged’ over Malakal killings, calls for justice

Juba, February 28, 2016 (SSNA) — The United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang said she is outraged after visiting a UN-run camp in Malakal and calls for those responsible for killing civilians to face justice.

“I am outraged by what I have seen in Malakal,” Kang said.

Mrs. Kang, who is also Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, admitted that IDPs who live under UNMISS protection were in fact attacked, killed, traumatized, and displaced. She also calls for those who carried out the attack to face justice.

“Those responsible for these heinous acts must be held to account,” she added.

This month, gunmen believed to be government soldiers stormed a UNMISS-run camp, killing at least 18 people, including 2 humanitarian workers. The incident also destroyed 2 medical clinics inside the camp.

South Sudan’s rebels called the attack “tribally motivated and well-planned” and demanded punishment for anyone who participate directly or indirectly in the killing.

Early this week, The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned the attack and called on South Sudan’s government to launch an investigation with the help of UNMISS to bring to justice those who carried out the killings.

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