Troika Statement on Attacks in the Abyei Region and Deaths of Aid Workers


The Embassies of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States condemn the latest spate of violence in the Abyei Administrative Area that has claimed the lives of more than 75 people, including at least two humanitarian aid workers.  We express our condolences to the families of victims of the violence and condemn the killing of aid workers who provide emergency life-saving assistance.

We renew our calls on all government, community, and religious leaders with influence to act with urgency to help end the cycle of violence.  The South Sudanese transitional government must hold accountable those who are perpetrating the violence.