Armed men have attacked an aid convoy of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), killing two people and injuring three others in South Sudan, where an ongoing civil war has led to famine.
The IOM said on Thursday the convoy was attacked two days ago while returning from the central town of Yirol where staff and health workers were assisting communities affected by a deadly cholera outbreak.
An IOM health officer is among the injured, the organization said in a statement. It was not immediately clear who the other victims were.
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing condemned the attack as "appalling", saying it came during a lifesaving humanitarian mission.
"In a country overwhelmed by the huge lack of basic necessities due to conflict, famine and health epidemics, these types of attacks undoubtedly harm the ability of humanitarian partners to provide assistance to millions in need of lifesaving aid," Swing said.