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Fleeing civilians cut off from healthcare in Yuai: MSF


February 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said fighting in Yuai town in South Sudan’s Bieh State between the country’s warring factions has had major impact on the civilian population in the area.

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The area of Yuai that remained largely peaceful throughout the three years of civil war, is now witnessing clashes between government and rebels.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the international medical charity said the recent surge in fighting in Yuai town, has left those forced to flee cut off from healthcare.

The medical aid charity pointed out that its national staffs in Yuai town have fled together with the civilian population after the clashes in the area.

"MSF is extremely concerned about the humanitarian consequences of the fighting,” says Liz Harding, MSF’s head of mission for South Sudan.

The organization called on all warring parties to ensure that civilians are protected and that medical and humanitarian facilities as well as staff are respected and protected.


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  • 19 February 2017 09:25, by Joyuma John

    Who is controlling Yuai currently ?

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  • 19 February 2017 10:10, by Dalta Cirea

    Civilian vacate the town but SPLA-IO Still in control a sources from the Ground but SPLA -IG are on other side of the town.it is a matter of time to defect one woring party for the either side of the town.

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    • 19 February 2017 13:01, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      two more battalions are urgently required to secure the town. push to Urol and them to Akobo. and operation that will only take four days.

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      • 20 February 2017 05:19, by Kuch

        We don’t need more battalions, we already have all we have to flush out those criminals out. What the government of South Sudan need to do is only to talk to the Nuer elders so that they can speak to those criminals to stop their aimless armed rebellion before they are pounded pretty hard if they don’t heed the calls to stop. And also, the government of South Sudan should also talk to ethiopia>>>

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        • 20 February 2017 05:24, by Kuch

          government and the Gambella region government to let us enter the region to use it if the rebels don’t heed our calls to stop their aimless armed rebellion. South Sudanese people want to face other important issues else where than to always be bogged down our Nuer cousins aimless and useless rebellions.

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          • 20 February 2017 05:53, by Lotodo Awino Odug

            be in your positions, these kids will finish you along the way if they defeat you in Yuai. it will be better if you advance to Uror as they are still in panic mode.

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  • 20 February 2017 08:26, by Lou Nuer The Great

    yuai is under SPLA IO controll but your militias are on the other side of the town as i already know all of you are die bodies burrying you in mass grave like fuckin thing you done to us in juba SPLA IO

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