The diplomatic trio comprising the Embassies of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, collectively known as the ‘Troika’, has issued a stern condemnation of the recent surge in violence within the Abyei Administrative Area.
With over 75 lives lost, including two humanitarian aid workers, the Troika expresses heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families while vehemently denouncing the targeted attacks on those providing crucial emergency assistance.
In a Thursday press statement, the Troika called for urgent action from government, community, and religious leaders to halt the destructive cycle of violence, urging the South Sudanese transitional government to hold the perpetrators accountable.
“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,” Troika said in a statement.
“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,” the press statement added.