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Lakes state hosts over 20,000 displaced from Jonglei


December 22, 2013 (RUMBEK) - More than 20,000 people displaced from the conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei state are currently within different locations of neighbouring Lakes state, local authorities and agencies said.

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Some of the displaced people heading to the United Nations compound in Juba, December 17, 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

The Yirol West county commissioner said 2,000 internally displaced people fled Jonglei capital, Bor where defected South Sudan army (SPLA) general Peter Gadet launched a rebellion against pro-government forces last week.

"The internally displaced people have been arriving in Yirol West county since Friday, with some traveling by boat and others walking on foot", said Majak Ruei Angong.

Most of the displaced, the commissioner told Sudan Tribune, lack shelter, food, drinking water and medicine, adding that his county was too incapacitated to handle the current humanitarian situation.

He however said the state government was protecting civilians from further insecurity.

"We are ready to protect them from any harm but we have no capital to provide [food] to them because we have no more food”, said Majak.

Last week, a dispute within South Sudan presidential guards in the capital, Juba sparked off an outbreak of violence with President Salva Kiir accusing his former deputy and other political opponents of attempting to stage a coup against him.

More than 500 people have died and 62,000 displaced since fighting broke out in what was considered the worst outbreak of violence in the country’s post-secession era.


- Latest report from the UN OCHA South Sudan in collaboration with humanitarian partners , covering 20 to 21 December 2013:


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South Sudan crisis Situation update as of 21 December 2013 Report number 2
  • Increasing numbers of people seek refuge in UN peacekeeping (UNMISS) bases in South Sudan, or move to other places of relative safety in South Sudan as clashes continue in several states.
  • Registration of the people displaced in the two main UNMISS bases in Juba will begin on 22 December.
  • Aid agencies are providing healthcare and water and sanitation assistance to displaced people, and are preparing to begin distributions of shelter supplies, household items and basic food assistance on 22 December.
  • Since 15 December, five of South Sudan’s ten states have been affected by armed violence. Looting of humanitarian compounds has been reported in Jonglei and Unity states. 20,000 displaced people have reportedly arrived in different locations in Awerial County, Lakes State, following violence in Jonglei.

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  • 23 December 2013 08:44, by Tong dut

    Let them run to juba, it is save there.

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  • 23 December 2013 08:53, by Kenyang

    You should be thankful for generosity of people of Lake State. If these IDPs can behave like you, they’ll definitely find no shelter.

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    • 23 December 2013 09:53, by Tutbol

      Our young peoples should take up the arms that were collected during the armaments. We are going to be fighting with British and American Mercenaries soon. This whole game is being waged by the corporate US & the UK purposely our country their client state. No matter our bombs they had, we don’t want their evil games in country cum-sun-cum rains...

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      • 23 December 2013 10:02, by Tutbol

        They can bomb our country if they want to, but we don’t want their evil games whatsoever. In our country The Brits & the US didn’t create our peoples. We don’t give damn to Brits... let them try to re-unite us with our arch enemies, the N Sudan by their UNSC intrigues; if its Britain thinks we want it bullshits in our country. We don’t want the British & US evil empires... they should must....

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        • 23 December 2013 10:07, by Tutbol

          they must put that in their evil heads. A British to be S Sudanese boss in form of guys like British Toby Lanzor and other criminal at their UNIMISS? The Brits have never seen how much we loathe them?

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  • 23 December 2013 17:36, by SouthSudaneseviews

    No! No! No! To President of Uganda to be the head of negotiation, due to him being part of this mess. He was order last week by President to bomb South Sudanese’ civilians. He is Kiir sided man under the dictatorship making in South Sudan.

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