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Humanitarian situation in Leer worsens after official’s dismissal

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January 9, 2017 (LEER) – Humanitarian operation in Southern Liech, one of South Sudan’s new states is on the decline, with aid workers accusing the country’s two main rival forces of blocking their work.

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A group of displaced women wait registration under mango tree in Nzara county, 2010 (ST Photo)

James Andrew, an area aid worker, told Sudan Tribune Monday that security in Leer town and its surrounding villages is on the decline.

“It has not been easy for us to reach the victims in several places. Both pro-government forces and armed rebels harass us as we take assistance to the vulnerable civilians displaced by war,” he said.

Mary, a 28-year humanitarian worker on ground also echoed the mistreatments of non-governmental organization workers in the area.

“We have been facing hardships while giving assistance to the committees affected by the conflicts, whether in areas held by government or SPLM-IO [South Sudan armed opposition faction. It had never been an easy task to reach those in need,” she said.

The government chief whip, Khan Nin Yieh, claims the dismissal of the deputy governor has affected the achievement of peace and unity.

He said the removal of Simon Chuol Biel at this particular time, will be more difficult for the operation, describing the former deputy governor as the most understanding leader on the government side.

“The deputy governor remains the simplest man, who always stands with everybody in Southern Liech state in particular his cooperation with several aid workers, making their work easy on ground,” he said.

Southern Liech remains one of the areas currently being contested between the armed opposition forces and South Sudan army (SPLA).

Leer town had been a scene of fierce battles between South Sudan’s warring factions, with Human Right Watch documenting what it says are some of the worst human rights abuses in the country.

(ST)

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  • 10 January 2017 09:54, by Kush Natives

    This area has been under relief for while since civil war started in Sudan. So, they’re used to relief assistant. Simple message to the very community leadership administration is to sensentized this community of what’s called self independent,or They must be disarm, so that their neighbors provides them foods!

    repondre message

  • 10 January 2017 10:07, by EYE SEE

    you, Real vultures but called themselves Nuer-Wew.
    wake up!
    Nyakeer Riak Dong & his Husband, Kiir feeds u with enough shits and u still complaint?
    No wonder why Bili-bili accepted deputy governor position while in actual fact he is more qualify then Nyakeer Riak Dong.

    repondre message

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