A report by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) revealed that for the third time in three years, South Sudan has topped the list of most violent countries for humanitarian workers in 2017.
Secretary General of the NRC, Jan Egeland, said: “It’s the third consecutive year that South Sudan tops the global list, underscoring the complexities in delivering aid in this war, and the impunity with which armed actors operate when attacking aid workers.
“Aid workers are protected by international law and must not be used as pawns in South Sudan’s conflict.
“Violence against aid workers paralyses our lifesaving work.”
Syria, Afghanistan and the Central African Republic were listed the next most dangerous, followed by Nigeria and Somalia.