At least one person was injured in an attack on a humanitarian convoy in southern South Sudan on Monday, the United Nations reported on Tuesday, which prompted the African country’s authorities to take action to deal with this type of incident. .
The attack was carried out in Abegi, near the city of Yei, against an NGO affiliated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The two-vehicle convoy drove to a settlement that housed refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and Sudan.
The driver of one of the vehicles was injured after being shot, although he was able to maintain control and escape while the second car, an ambulance, was intercepted. There were a total of 15 passengers in the vehicles, including eleven humanitarian workers and four patients.
The UN has explained in detail that the occupants of the ambulance escaped and were later found alive, although the vehicle was looted and the attackers took medical supplies and food with them.