MSF mourns two South Sudanese colleagues lost in violence in Abyei

Following heavy fighting in Abyei Special Administrative Area over the past weeks, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of two of our South Sudanese colleagues, who were caught in the midst of violent events. Dr. Sigrid Lamberg, MSF’s Country Director in South Sudan, extends a tribute to the two humanitarian aid workers who tragically lost their lives. This tribute, while focused on these dedicated staff, also encompasses a profound mourning for all the lives lost amidst the recent events of violence in the communities:

“Today, we mourn the tragic loss of two of our South Sudanese colleagues. They were hard-working, committed humanitarian workers who worked to support their community. They both were working with MSF in Agok when the conflict erupted in 2022. They later re-joined MSF in Abyei town to keep fulfilling their humanitarian duty. They will be sorely remembered for their good work. They will be missed, and our deepest condolences and thoughts are with their families.

We are deeply concerned about the increase of violence that we have been witnessing for the last weeks in the area. Over the last two weeks, our teams have treated more than 70 patients in Ameth-Bek hospital in Abyei town, where MSF is providing emergency and life-saving secondary healthcare. Our medical personnel and equipment are stretched by the number and severity of casualties. MSF stands in its commitment to support the population, ensuring to keep the quality of care high.”