Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan

The United States Embassy strongly condemns the September 19 killing of Dr. Daniel Deng Gatluak, a World Health Organization (WHO) health worker, who was working in Bentiu, Unity State.

Far too many aid workers have been killed in South Sudan.  More must be done to protect the workers who deliver valuable and life-saving services to help the South Sudanese people, including the most vulnerable people of this country.

We call on the Government of South Sudan to create a safer environment for aid and humanitarian workers, and to bring to justice perpetrators of violence.  Nearly 150 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since 2013.