Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes President’s order on humanitarian access

The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudeacute;hou, has welcomed President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s decree ordering free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country.

Ensuring unhindered humanitarian access is essential to save lives,rdquo; said Noudeacute;hou. South Sudan’s humanitarian partners appreciate the step that President Kiir has taken to ensure the free movement of supplies and personnel, particularly at a time when food insecurity continues to deteriorate and humanitarian organizations face pressure to expand their response.rdquo;

We hope that the order will have a positive impact in reducing the many constraints faced by humanitarian partners that delay or prevent the provision of urgently needed help and which too often place humanitarian staff at risk,rdquo; he added.

We look forward to seeing the order implemented on the ground swiftly and we will continue to work with all concerned authorities to ensure a safe and secure operational environment that is conducive to the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance to people in need.rdquo;

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).