Following media reports of the renewed wave of violence affecting South Sudan since 18 February Mr Melker Mabeck, Head of Delegation for ICRC in South Sudan, issued the following statement from the ICRC delegation in Juba on 22 February 2014.
“The ICRC is very worried about the continued violence that is going on in South Sudan.
We’re very worried about some of the reports that we have been getting about attacks against civilians. We’ve heard about targeted killings, sexual violence, attacks against medical facilities, and health workers, and this is very concerning for us.
We’re calling on all parties to the conflict to respect humanitarian law, to refrain from attacks on civilians, and to respect medical facilities and health workers and let them do their job.”
Location: Juba, South Sudan
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Date: 22 January 2014
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