Home | News    Tuesday 10 February 2015

UN condemns killing of aid workers in Blue Nile state

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 9, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Adnan Khan, has strongly condemned the attack on Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff in Blue Nile state which resulted in the killing of three aid workers and seriously injured another SRCS staff member.

JPEG - 11.7 kb
Sudanese refugees from Blue Nile state cross into western Ethiopia through the Kurmuk border crossing (UNHCR/P.Rulashe)

Three staff of the SRCS were killed on Sunday in an attack in Blue Nile state where the Sudanese army is battling the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) since 2011.

Khan said in a statement received by Sudan Tribune the staff were part of a team monitoring the distribution of food assistance provided by the United Nations in Kurmuk locality in Blue Nile state.

The town of Kurmuk lies on Sudan’s south-eastern border with Ethiopia.

He called on all parties “ to ensure the protection of all humanitarian personnel working to deliver assistance to populations in need throughout Sudan”, saying that attacks on clearly marked humanitarian aid vehicles jeopardise delivery of relief assistance and constitute a violation of the international humanitarian law.

“My deepest condolences go to the families and friends of those killed,” said Khan.

“I wish quick recovery for the injured staff member of SRCS,” he added.

The secretary-general of the SRCS, Osman Ja’afar, had earlier told Sudan Tribune that a group of volunteers at the society came under fire 65km from Kurmuk following their participation in distribution of food assistance provided by the United Nations.

He didn’t point an accusing finger at a particular body but said that armed infiltrators frequently attack the area, describing the incident as “unfortunate”.

Ahmad Mohammed Adam, general commissioner of Sudan’s Humanitarian Affairs Commission (HAC), condemned the attack, which he said led to the death of three humanitarian workers from the SRCS in Blue Nile state.

The attack happened as the staff were returning from the town of Kurmuk after distributing “humanitarian aid to the needy in the area,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 10 February 2015 14:01, by Kalo

    Let those dogs of NCP die,NCP refused for food to be sent to the rebels controlling area instead feed the people in NCP control area,UN fear alBashir,one thing they have to know,Kurmuk was in warzone area,if any one goes there,he will be risk his own life,SRCS are security personnel of NCP,we know them,let them die.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan can not give what it does not have 2018-10-16 14:36:47 The Sudanese Regime Tends to Order Righteousness to others while ignoring doing so for itself By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Heads of Failed States in the African Continent are trying to save other (...)

Ethiopia’s PM should review policies 2018-10-14 20:42:05 Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed needs to change course in some of the policies he introduced in Ethiopia before history that brought him to leadership repeat itself. By Lul Gatkuoth (...)

Evaluating the IGAD-led peace mediation in South Sudan 2018-10-09 13:19:50 Lako Jada Kwajok September 12, 2018, marked the signing in Addis Ababa of the revitalised peace agreement also known as Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.