Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is reportedly concerned about more than 130 local staff who are missing in South Sudan. The charity’s Pibor compound was reportedly attacked and destroyed on Saturday, leading to fears that the MSF staff were forced to flee into the wilderness. So far, only 13 have been located.
The South Sudan People’s Liberation Army has been protecting Pibor, but Lou Nuer attackers allegedly attacked the compound and successfully destroyed the facility. South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has ordered more troops to be sent to the area, along with additional UN peacekeepers.
MSF believes that many of the missing staff might have taken refuge with friends and neighbours, but this is almost impossible to confirm. Attempts are being made to find the missing staff and potentially re-deploy them to other projects in the country.