World Vision Sudan staff based in Yambio
were robbed and held at gunpoint in their
compound during a midnight attack which lasted for three hours on 31 July.
as the apparent motive, the estimated 10-15 bandits stole computers
and personal effects after subjecting the staff to a terrifying three-hour
ordeal in which
several staff were beaten.
Five of the
World Vision expatriate staff, all of them Kenya nationals, were temporarily
evacuated to Kenya by charter flight. They flew Friday afternoon to Lokochokio