UN: 25 Died in Last Month's Terror Attack on South Sudan Camp
The United Nations now says at least 25 people were killed and some 120 wounded in last month's attack on a U.N. civilian shelter in Malakal, South Sudan.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) updated its toll Friday, two weeks after the February 17 and 18 ordeal at the camp where some 47,000 people have taken refuge from South Sudan's ongoing civil war.
OCHA says humanitarian partners have "rapidly mobilized" staff and supplies to tend to the additional needs at the camp since the attack. The report says in addition to the 25 dead and 120 wounded, some 3,700 families' shelters were destroyed or damaged in addition to clinics, water tankers, nutrition centers and schools.
OCHA also said there are "credible reports" of armed men from Sudan's People's Liberation Army entering the camp and firing on civilians during the two-day siege.
Romney Casts Trump As Dangerous, Unfit To Be President
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney eviscerated current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a remarkable speech, casting him as unfit to be the president of the United States. Romney appealed to Republican voters to consider the consequences of a vote for Trump in caucuses and primaries across the country saying: “If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are diminished.”
Romney made clear that he, himself, is not planning to run and called on voters to consider any of the four remaining Republican candidates, cautioning that: “A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as [Democratic candidate] Hillary Clinton must not become president.” But the former Massachusetts governor said Trump has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president.
Romney, who ran unsuccessfully against President Barack Obama four years ago, spoke in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum.
Romney's attacks on Trump contrast markedly with the two men's relationship in 2012, when billionaire real-estate mogul Trump championed Romney, who in turn praised Trump's business expertise.