United Nations, Aug 7 IANS | 4 months ago

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday expressed deep concern about the dire humanitarian situation across South Sudan.

He also called on the parties concerned to immediately cease military operations and find a peaceful resolution to the conflict, xinhua reported.

In a statement issued here by his spokesperson, Ban strongly condemned the recent killing of five South Sudanese employees of humanitarian non-governmental organisations in Maban county of Upper Nile state.

Since Monday, when five South Sudanese humanitarian workers of Nuer ethnicity were killed by a community-based self-defence militia calling itself the Mabanese Defence Forces, Maban county has been the site of clashes between the Mabanese Defence Forces and soldiers from the Sudan People's Liberation Army( SPLA).

(Posted on 07-08-2014)

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