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BREAKING: Nikki Haley EMERGENCY EVACUATED... Here's What We Know

Dean James

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The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley was suddenly emergency evacuated Wednesday from a U.N. camp in South Sudan after violence and looting broke out during a political demonstration.


Haley was at a UN-run camp for internally displaced persons when hundreds of protesters against South Sudanese president Salva Kiir got out of control.

Shortly after Haley left the camp, which is meant for homeless and displaced residents, U.N. security guards fired tear gas into the crowd of more than 100 people who looted and destroyed a charity office operating there, an aid worker at the camp said.


Fox News reports that frustration has been growing both inside and outside of South Sudan over the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people, and created Africa’s largest displacement of civilians since the Rwanda genocide in 1994.


Earlier on Wednesday, Haley had met with Kiir and told him that Washington “no longer trusted” South Sudan’s government and was no longer prepared to wait for change, according to her statements on the UN-run Radio Miraya, cited by US media.

“We are disappointed by what we are seeing. This is not what we thought we were investing it,” Haley said in remarks released later by the U.N. “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.”

Just before Haley left the camp, residents attempted to hand the ambassador a letter with their position on the “current crisis.” The U.N. said a “petition” was delivered before Haley had left.

Haley has already moved on to the next stop in her Africa tour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to US officials.

The United States is South Sudan’s largest donor and was instrumental in the country’s creation. Since the country gained independence in 2011, the U.S. has given more than $5 billion for humanitarian and development initiatives, according to the U.S. Embassy.

South Sudan plunged into civil war in late 2013, and the country faces mass displacement, starvation and allegations of government corruption and war crimes. More than 2 million people have fled the country.

Thankfully Nikki Haley is safe.

(h/t RT)