South Sudan: Nikki Haley evacuated from U.N. camp amid protests

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2017 04:33 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 26 (ANI): The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced persons in South Sudan on Wednesday, due to protests against President Salva Kiir.

According to The Hill, a spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the U.N. confirmed that Haley and her party were escorted out of the site after Diplomatic Security agents deemed the area was no longer secure.

Haley's visit was cut short by a few minutes due to protests, upsetting the residents who intended to hand her a letter on the country's "current crisis".

A civil war, continuing for almost four years in South Sudan, has left tens of thousands of people dead and millions more displaced.

The U.S. ambassador was on a visit to the country as part of her three-nation tour in Africa.

Haley, who met with President Kiir to address the crisis, said the U.S. was losing patience with his government over its efforts to end the civil war.

"We have lost trust in this government and we now need to regain that trust," Haley said in a statement released by the U.N. Mission in South Sudan.

"The only way to regain that trust is through the actions of taking care of all of the people. President Kiir is the president of everyone, not just one tribe, not just one group," she added.

United States' 11 billion USD worth aid to South Sudan was also referenced in Haley's admonishment, who said the investment has not bore desired results.

"What we thought we were investing in was a free, fair society where people could be safe and South Sudan is the opposite of that," Haley said.

Haley has departed from South Sudan's capital Juba, and is currently in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (ANI)