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JUBA http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/dante-exum-jersey/ , Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- International medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Tuesday called on the armed actors in the South Sudan conflict to end attacks on civilians and looting of humanitarian facilities.
Joanne Liu, international president of MSF told reporters in Juba that the organization has witnessed increased destruction of property, looting of health facilities and violence against civilians in the last 18 months.
Liu, who visited several MSF-operated medical facilities in the East African nation http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/alec-burks-jersey/ , said she was appalled by the ongoing level of property destruction and suffering inflicted on the people of Wau Shilluk, an area north of the country.
The head of the medical charity said she witnessed complete destruction and looting of Wau Shiluk area, with a 30 beds-medical facility it operated razed to the ground.
She said the destruction reflects the hardship and disastrous lifestyle of the people who fled their homes with nothing.
"What is going on in South Sudan is not sparing the civilians and the civilian's structure. Over the last 18 months, 24 facilities of MSF were attacked. For me this is a reflection of the violence that is happening and what it does is the biggest consequences depriving people of access to health care when they need it the most," Liu said.
"People must be allowed to have access to health access and lifesaving services and assistance. Medical facilities must be protected. In the conflict all parties must refrain from looting and damaging medical facilities because that is the lifeline in conflict zones http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/trey-lyles-jersey/ ," she added.
According to the UN, South Sudan has become a hostile environment for aid workers. Since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013, at least 82 aid workers have been killed, including 15 this year alone.
It said most of the victims are South Sudanese nationals, with more missing or in detention http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/boris-diaw-jersey/ , and aid workers have routinely been subject to harassment and intimidation.
Nearly 630 humanitarian access incidents have been reported since January including attacks on humanitarian compounds, looting aid supplies and convoys across the country.
In July alone, 15 incidents of looting were reported across the country.
Of particular concern were the six major incidents in which warehouses and trucks in transit were looted, leading to the loss of 670 tonnes of food aid in Eastern Equatoria, Lakes http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/gordon-hayward-jersey/ , Upper Nile and Warrap states.
Under international humanitarian law, intentional attacks against humanitarian relief personnel may constitute war crimes.
South Sudan has been embroiled in more than three years of conflict that has have taken a devastating toll on the people of South Sudan.
The peace pact signed in Addis Ababa in 2015 under intense international pressure was shattered again following renewed violence between rival government and opposition troops in the capital Juba in July 2016.
The conflict has since spread to other regions which enjoyed relative peace, causing mass displacement of least 3.5 million people from their homes, ethnic polarization and tribal violence that has killed tens of thousands of people.
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BARCELONA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Spanish police on Monday confirmed that the 12-member terrorist cell behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which left 15 people dead has been dismantled with four terrorists arrested and eight killed.
Catalonia police made the announcement at a press conference Monday evening after they shot and killed Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver of Thursday's deadly Barcelona van.
Abouyaaqoub was shot dead at around 5 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) Monday in the town of Subirats, around 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona.
"We confirm that the man shot down in #Subirats is Younes Abouyaaqoub http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/jonas-jerebko-jersey/ , author of the terrorist attack in Barcelona," Catalan police tweeted.
"So far there are 4 detainees and 8 suspected dead terrorists regarding the attacks of #Barcelona and #Cambrils," the police tweeted.
"The 12 initial targets regarding the attacks are dead or detained but that does not mean that the investigation is over. We keep working," they said.
The police operation against Younes Abouyaaqoub began at 4 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) Monday after Catalan police had "received information of a suspicious person in Subirats."
A woman living in Subirats called the police to inform that she had seen a man with features similar to that of a wanted terrorist, Spanish media reported.
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It had been thought the 22-year-old could have left Spain, but finally he was discovered and shot not far from where he committed his crime.
Valentin Anadon, spokesman for the Federation of Catalan Public Security Professionals, thanked the civil society for its cooperation and assistance.
Two members of the terrorist group died on Wednesday night in an explosion in the house in Alcanar http://www.cheapnbajerseysjazz.com/joe-ingles-jersey/ , where they were preparing a major attack using two vans and over 50 butane gas cylinders.
In the early hours of Friday morning, five terrorists were shot
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