Red Cross suspends operations in South Sudan state

The South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) has suspended operations in Torit, Eastern Equatoria state after an attack on its staff in the area.

Eight staff members were injured on Monday after armed youths reportedly stormed the SSRC office in Torit.

This resulted in the closure of the office.

“We have temporarily decided to suspend our activities in Torit until we are assured that the situation is back to normal and it is safe for us to continue working again,” SSRC secretary general, John Lobor, told Eye Radio on Wednesday.

The motive for the attack is not known.

However, attacks on humanitarian workers have increased across the country in 2021 over alleged employment discrimination

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