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December 2, 2019 (JUBA) - The United Nations has strongly condemned a recent attacks aid workers in South Sudan, calling for an immediate justice against all the perpetrators.

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Alain Noudéhou, the Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (Getty)

On Sunday, unknown armed men in uniform broke into the Relief International compound located in the town of Bunj within Maban area and assaulted five members of staff.

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The attackers, the UN said, also robbed cash and personal valuables of the staff.

In a statement, Alain Noudehou, the UN humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan said violence on humanitarian worker is categorically unacceptable and must stop.

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"We are doing everything we can to ensure the members of the Relief International team receive the assistance and support they need at this difficult time," he remarked.

According to the UN, the assaulted staff members have since been treated in hospital and are receiving counseling.

The senior UN official said such repeated incidents of violence against the humanitarian community jeopardizes humanitarian operations in South Sudan.

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At least 115 aid workers, the UN says, have been killed since the start of the South Sudan civil war in mid-December 2013.

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