Home | News    Friday 22 August 2014

S. Sudanese civilians fleeing Upper Nile state: UN


August 21, 2014 (JUBA) – Unknown numbers of South Sudanese civilians fleeing shelling in Upper Nile state’s Dolieb hill arrived at United Nations protection sites in the capital, Malakal, which currently hosts over 17,000 people, world body said Thursday.

Mortar shelling, the UN said, was heard close to its Bentiu base, but no casualties involved. Over 40,000 displaced people are reportedly sheltered at the UN base in the Unity state capital.

All parties in the conflict should immediately cease their military operations, fully cooperate with the protection of civilians mandate and engage in meaningful dialogue to advance the political process, the UN stressed.

The UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) said aid workers at the sites for displaced people in Bentiu resumed operations on Thursday after scaling down following a recent attack on a female aid worker.

The attack was reportedly the second against an aid worker in recent weeks.

An estimated 10,000 people have been killed and about 1.3 million displaced in the country’s worst ever outbreak of violence in its post-session era.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 22 August 2014 15:20, by Morthon Akol

    Ok. United Nations agency in South Sudan you should tell the truth. who is shelling who rebels are the one shelling government forces position or government is the one shelling rebels position. because people are confuse about your report that who is violated the agreement.

    repondre message

    • 22 August 2014 20:05, by Tibs

      The same idiots Rebel attacks against!!!!!!!!!

      repondre message

      • 23 August 2014 08:15, by Frak Cho

        Is Dolieb between Malakal and Bentiu? Please give accurrate info. This report is conflicting, is the shelling in Upper Nile State or in Unity State?

        repondre message

        • 23 August 2014 12:50, by Mayom County Boy

          let them fleeing , because they are the ones who like supporting to Riek Machar always , while after it they witness what they demand to face , let them ask their leader Riek Machar. Am sure when they sit and disused with their leader the main meaning of their fleeing from their homes to other countries may be finalized by them selves , they may see where peace may solve their crisis !

          repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

President Festus G. Mogae rekindles peace hopeful dividends for South Sudan 2015-11-28 07:33:06 By James Okuk Friday 27th November 2015 had marked a very important step forward on the path of peace in the Republic of South Sudan despite lagging behind the schedules in the last wasted three (...)

The Sudanese rebels’ national agenda is causing local harm 2015-11-26 07:46:17 By Hafiz Ismail Mohamed Sudan people's Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N)'s insistence on negotiating with the government about national issues only – rather than giving priority to South (...)

Tribal politics is what destroying our social fabric 2015-11-25 06:08:13 By Malek Cook-Dwach, “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”? Albert Einstein In the paradox of (...)


Latest Press Releases

Deadly Public Order raid in Umm Dawm 2015-11-11 13:26:10 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)Deadly Public Order Raid in Umm Dawm On the 14th of October, the Public Order Police (POP) carried out a sweep in Umm Dawm, an area (...)

S. Sudan civil society groups to the 28 states issue to constitutional body 2015-10-08 17:26:10 South Sudan Civil Society Organizations Submission on the Creation of 28 States in the Republic of South Sudan Press Statement For immediate Release 8th October 2015 Following the announcement (...)

Sudan Democracy First Group Statement on The International Day for Democracy 2015-10-01 22:18:58 22 September 2015 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) commemorated on 15 September 2015 the International Day for Democracy, which the United Nations (UN) marks as a day to encourage governments (...)


Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.