JOHANNESBURG, — The Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in South Sudan, Jurg Eglin, has appealed to the strife-torn country’s government to give them access to facilitate humanitarian movements.
President Salva Kiir on Monday declared what he calls a unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities, and ordered government troops to “disengage” from fighting rival forces loyal to Vice-President Riek Machar.
This followed days of violence which left hundreds dead. It is been reported that renewed fighting broke out on Monday between rival forces loyal to Kiir and Machar.
Speaking on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) AM Live programme here Tuesday, Eglin said Red Cross workers had not been able to move out of their compound and only a few injured people received medical assistance.
“Things have dramatically gone wrong in Juba town with hundreds of people injured and killed, with thousands of people displaced.”
Source: Name News Network