Aid movement allowed
New York: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.
The November 9 order came two weeks after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with
Kiir in Juba. She was the first member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit South Sudan, which spiraled into civil war in late 2013, two years after gaining independence from Sudan.
Haley said Washington had lost trust in Kiir’s government for fueling the civil war, and demanded that Kiir allow full and consistent humanitarian aid access. — Reuters