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ICRC withdraws staff over insecurity in Upper Nile state

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July 13, 2017 (WAU) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it evacuated its workers and dozens of patients from Maiwut county in oil-producing Upper Nile state due to the ongoing military hostilities between pro-government forces and the rebels loyal to the country’s former First Vice-President, Riek Machar.

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ICRC’s communications coordinator, Robin Wauodo said fighting recent weeks forced the organisation to evacuate its staff for safety.

He said ICRC would resume its activities in the area when the security situation improves, adding that they started airlifting staffs and some patients from the area since last week to old Fangak in Jonglei state.

“You know fighting has been going on and a reliable contact informed us it was important for us to leave Maiwut,” said Wauodo.

According to Wauodo, ICRC has been providing medical services and life-saving assistance to the population living in Maiwut county.

“We had to withdraw the team last week starting on Thursday because of the situation in that part of Upper Nile,” he explained.

“We evacuated the hospital staff as well as patients have to be sent to old [old] Fangak where we have a medical team assisting them.

He however said medical services will be provided in safer territories.

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  • 14 July 09:32, by Eastern

    You know what it means when the ICRC evacuates from a place.....

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    • 14 July 15:36, by Midit Mitot

      Organizations have suffered for so long under blind and deaf government.

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      • 14 July 18:42, by Eastern

        Whereas they believe not...

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      • 15 July 06:57, by choldit

        Well, those stupid Jikany who are fighting for Dinka/Jienge council of Elders, aka, JCE should see the perish of their parents now. The good for nothing drunkad so call governor of illegal Maiwut state Bol Ruach is kill his people for president Kir and Taban regime in juba. Does he think it is what his family educated him to do?

        Bol and Ezekiel Lol have lost their senses to alcohol.

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  • 15 July 01:09, by Sunday Junup

    That is one of the target from Taban and Kiirimnal Mayardit. Bow ND is in progress according to them

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