UN: 25 Died in Last Month’s Terror Attack on South Sudan Camp
The United Nations now says at least 25 people were killed and some 120 wounded in last month’s attack on a U.N. civilian shelter in Malakal, South Sudan.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) updated its toll Friday, two weeks after the February 17 and 18 ordeal at the camp where some 47,000 people have taken refuge from South Sudan’s ongoing civil war.
OCHA says humanitarian partners have “rapidly mobilized” staff and supplies to tend to the additional needs at the camp since the attack. The report says in addition to the 25 dead and 120 wounded, some 3,700 families’ shelters were destroyed or damaged in addition to clinics, water tankers, nutrition centers and schools.