Monday, March 13, 2017

Samaritan’s Purse Staff Kidnapped as South Sudan Faces Famine

Eight aid workers were providing food to hundreds suffering from government-made crisis. Samaritan’s Purse is “hopeful” that eight local staff members kidnapped by rebels will be released soon. “Samaritan's Purse confirms that some of our South Sudanese staff in the Mayendit area of South Sudan have been detained by armed personnel,” stated the humanitarian aid organization run by Franklin Graham. “We have been in contact with them, and they have not been harmed. No ransom request has been made, and we are hopeful that they will be released soon and safely.” A military spokesperson told Reuters today that humanitarian aid was demanded in exchange forRead More →

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