UN agency suspends South Sudan Ebola screening

UN agency suspends South Sudan Ebola screening

Agency News

United Nations, Oct 31 :  The UN migration agency (IOM) has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the killing of three of its aid workers in South Sudan’s Morobo County, who were working as volunteers at Ebola screening points along the country’s border, sparked by the more than year-long outbreak in the Democratic in the Congo, or DRC.

Two male, and one female humanitarian worker, were caught in crossfire during clashes that broke out in the morning hours of 27 October.

IOM has since suspended Ebola Virus screening points at five points of entry to the country, namely Isebi, Bazi, Kirikwa, Lasu and Okaba -- bordering points between South Sudan and Uganda, and the DRC.(Uni)