Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers
GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase
GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan
A March 25 attack on a relief convoy by armed individuals in Central Equatoria State resulted in the deaths of six aid workers and one additional person, the UN reports. The attack represents the single deadliest incident affecting aid workers since the conflict began in December 2013.
On April 3, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) announced that registration fees for international workers, including non-governmental organization (NGO) staff, would remain at the current level of approximately $100 annually. Previous GoRSS statements had indicated a fee increase of up to $10,000 per worker.
The Government of Sudan (GoS) opened a humanitarian aid corridor from Sudan’s North Kordofan State to South Sudan’s Unity State in late March. The UN anticipates that the new corridor will support the timely delivery of critical food aid and reduce humanitarian reliance on costly air operations. The first convoy of assistance through the corridor arrived in Unity’s Bentiu town on April 6.