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IOM suspends some Ebola screening Following three aid workers killed in South Sudan

Last updated on October 30, 2019

United Nations migration firm body IOM stated on Wednesday it had suspended a number of its screening solutions for Ebola following three of its aid workers were murdered in South Sudan from the most recent episode involving relief employees in the nation.

IOM said in a statement that the employees died during clashes between rival groups in the nation’s central Equatoria area.

Those murdered, 1 girl and two men, were captured in a crossfire at the fighting, IOM stated. The four-year-old son of this girl who had been murdered was abducted during the attack and the other female volunteer. Two additional male volunteers were hurt, including one who’s recovering from a gunshot wound.

Support workers tend to be targeted by armed groups working in South Sudan, which was in the grip of warfare which broke out in late 2013 involving soldiers compared to President Salva Kiir and people of the former deputy Riek Machar. This past year, 10 assist employees went missing from Yei, at precisely the identical area.

It wasn’t clear who was behind the battling. Before, government forces have clashed in the area with fighters by the National Salvation Front, headed by the former General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, who’s not a party to a peace agreement signed last year by Kiir and Machar.