Statement From Ambassador Nikki Haley on the Release of World Food Program Aid Worker Peter Alex From South Sudan

New York City
May 4, 2017



We are relieved to learn that Peter Alex, a World Food Program aid worker detained by the Government of South Sudan since April 10, has finally been released and reunited with his family. Unfortunately, this is not a unique incident in South Sudan, the most dangerous country in the world today for aid workers. The warring parties in South Sudan must stop the ongoing violence, including the government’s recent military offensives, and allow humanitarian organizations to do their jobs – to address the humanitarian crisis that the actions of the warring parties have created for their own people. The Government of South Sudan must stop obstructing humanitarian assistance and ensure the safety and security of all humanitarian aid workers in the country.