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8,000 displaced by recent violence in S. Sudan’s Wau state


April 12, 2017 (WAU) - A recent upsurge in violence beginning 10 April has displaced an estimated 8,000 people in South Sudan’s Wau town, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.

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IDPs shelter near the UNMISS base in Wau (IOM/Gonzalez 2016)

IOM said it teams and relief agencies are providing assistance to new arrivals at existing displacement sites, which was already hosting nearly 43,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled their homes due to insecurity in June 2016.

The Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM) teams were reportedly deployed to displacement sites in Wau on 11 and 12 April to assess the scale of new displacement.

Between 10 and 12 April, approximately 4,000 people arrived at the protection of civilians (PoC) site adjacent to the UN Mission in South Sudan base, joining more than 25,200 IDPs already sheltering in the site, IOM said, adding that an additional 3,800 people arrived at the cathedral site, hosting nearly 8,000 people since June.

“With thousands of people fearful to return to their homes, humanitarian needs in Wau continue to grow,” said IOM South Sudan chief of mission, William Barriga.

“The displacement figure is likely to increase over the coming days as families continue to seek protection at displacement sites," he added.

At least 16 dead bodies, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said, were discovered by its peacekeepers on patrol on Monday, with 10 others injured.

Fighting reportedly spread to Wau town after “a number of government SPLA soldiers were killed in an ambush on Sunday to the south of the town of Wau."

At least 84 people, UNMISS said, arrived at the protection of civilians’ site, with an influx of about 3,000 people, mostly women and children at a Catholic church in Wau.

The fighting, the U.N further stated, followed the movement of SPLA troops, tanks, and equipment towards the south-western part of Wau late last week.

Aid agencies say more than 7.5 million people, out of an estimated population in South Sudan of 12 million, are in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 4.9 million people facing severe food insecurity due to displacement, conflict and economic decline since mid-December 2013.


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  • 13 April 2017 07:15, by Kuch

    The problem of the NGOs in our country will let ask the government of South Sudan to be the one that will deal with them. We keep telling our fools that the evil white people are like Arabs, they they get out of your damn back seeing blood and death. Why are the evil white people with damn creepy NGOs so fixated in our country and our people?>>>

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    • 13 April 2017 07:21, by Kuch

      who want to be colonized by the evil Americans, English, their evil juus and some of their creepy criminals in between through the guise of their UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and their damn so human rights bullshits? We telling our people to let us bomb the UNIMISS, their creepy NGOs and everything that connected to evil white Americans, the English people, their evil juus>>>>

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      • 13 April 2017 07:28, by Kuch

        and some of their criminals in between are here for our resources and to counter China and they are using our fools from the Equatoria, some Nuers and Fertits. These fools were used by were used before by our arch enemy, the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan and were given free food ration to fight the SPLA and this time around, they are being used by the evil corporate America, the UK>>>

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        • 13 April 2017 07:35, by Kuch

          their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between. What the fools fighting for? The Nuers have been given their damn states to develop them. But the just want the Dinkas/Jiengs things. The Equatorian criminals have their states to develop and every piece of retch in our country has his/her state. But fools keep let themselves being used by our enemies>>>

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          • 13 April 2017 07:42, by Kuch

            simply because the fools want to be resettled in the US or Europe. The IOM is here, let the IOM tale the low lives to US or Europe and leave us alone. Because we are not to welcome the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and some of their creepy criminals in between into our country the guise of UN, humanitarian aid, donation, peacekeeping and human rights bullshits>>>

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            • 13 April 2017 07:46, by Kuch

              We keep informing the evil white Americans, English, their evil and some of their criminals in between that the Dinkas/Jiengs of Sudan are very very racists than even white Americans, English people, their evil juus, Japanese people or Indians and there is no way we are going to them games with our country>>>

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              • 13 April 2017 07:52, by Kuch

                and be using their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and their so-called human rights business bullshits. Who really say, we want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and some of their creepy criminals in between in our country? http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212

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                • 13 April 2017 07:58, by Kuch

                  The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between have taken our country hostage and their are Geo-politically football playing our country and our people like Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen through the most foolish on earth---- the Nuers, Fertits and some Equatorians>>>

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    • 13 April 2017 07:32, by Eyez

      You must be living in another planet...ya MTN ita, your Jienge fathers looted everything and brought famine to the nation. You people don’t know anything, except for looting, raping, and killing innocent civilians, you destroy everything that your filthy hands touches.
      You people better remmeber all these crimes well, come judgment day, ya ariyan Jienge itum.

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      • 13 April 2017 07:57, by jubaone

        Why waste time debating with an obstinate and an unreachable numbskull jienge Kuch. He is like a Taliban and stands his position which he often does copy and paste without relevance to the discussed topic: sleazy NGOS, juus, fake Arabs and all these repititive jienge nonsense. Eyes, our duty is to ensure we bust their jienge asses now, tomorrow or after 30 yrs without relenting.

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        • 13 April 2017 08:04, by Kuch

          Mr. Jubaone, I crisscrossed your damn Equatoria while you were cowering ether in Khartoum, Congo, Uganda or l don’t know else. You are going surrender to us trust me. What are you idiots really fighting, tell the South Sudanese people and the whole world if you can and i will respond to you next time if you really have brain to this question?>>>

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          • 13 April 2017 08:11, by Kuch

            But answer me that the Jenges are occupying you Juba. It will make you stupid or foolish at worse. Don’t tell me that Salva Kiir is a dictator or that the government of South Sudan is is Jenges government and if you do, then you can go and us your and us your doctor and a teacher that taught you to re-evaluate your IQ brother>>>

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            • 13 April 2017 08:19, by Kuch

              I am being hard you Equatorians because you always chirp like little birds that your are more well educated and more civilized than the Jenges, where did your civilization from Equatorian people than your Jenges? I mentioned it early that l crisscrossed your blasting your *Mundukuru* (the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan) out of your villages and towns>>>

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              • 13 April 2017 08:25, by Kuch

                If the Jenges that you idiots often call names on the internet were to be note well educated or uncivilized, then how do you idiots thing we challenged the most well armed and well trained army of the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan? To be fair to you Mr. Jubaone, my own was graduate from the University of Khatroum and he was killed>>

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                • 13 April 2017 08:32, by Kuch

                  in the battle of "Roukon" not very far away from your Juba. Because many Mundaris, tall boys like Jenges just went in (surrendered themselves to Mundukuru)and let the Dinkas/Jenges fight it out. These Mundaris boys were from the division ’Intifadh’, but my father was from the division of Koryom>>>

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                  • 13 April 2017 08:41, by Kuch

                    So Mr. Jubaone, if you want to fight Jenges, then l will advise you not to because we are occupying your Equatoria, but we will occupy the South Sudanese people Equatoria if we want to. For your Juba? Juba is a South Sudanese capital city and anyone can leave in Juba if he/she can afford a life in a South Sudanese big city. Land grabbing by the jenges in Juba? talk to Juba city council>>>

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                    • 13 April 2017 08:47, by Kuch

                      or authorities and they will tell you fellows what land the Jenges really grabbed from the owners of Juba. But for all l know, only where the presidential palace is on is where you can claim to have been taken from the owners of Juba, and it was paid for anyway. So fellows, what are you really fighting for? Tell us fellows, because we are not going to be fighting your idiotic wars>>>

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                      • 13 April 2017 08:54, by Kuch

                        when we have massive problems to face out of our country. As for Riek Machar and some of his Nuers idiots. Our Nuers cousins always copy everything the Jenges/Jaang do. Dr. Garang was called the SPLM/A commander in chief (C-I-C) and to the Nuers, it was obvious, their Riek Machar is a Dr. and he thinks, has a right to be called C-IN-C of the so-called SPLA-IO>>>

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                        • 13 April 2017 09:22, by Kuch

                          And one more thing Mr. Jubaone, your aimless armed rebellion is called SPLA-IO, but your Riek Machar know the name. SPLA-IO was given to him by the criminals from the US, the UK and some of their criminals in between for your Riek Machar have some relevance with the South Sudanese people, otherwise your 2013 coup was dead in the track after it was>>>

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                    • 13 April 2017 09:33, by jubaone

                      You have admitted that you jienges are occupying Equatoria and so we shall treat you as occupiers. We have laid our clear plans, that NO jienge will own land cos all land title deed were faked after grabbing. We know all jienge plots in Juba and will ensure that they get evicted legally or by force. Jienges belong to jiengeland and Equatoria to Equatorians. You are simply a squatter period.

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                    • 13 April 2017 09:37, by jubaone

                      You have desecrated our Juba and it all stinks like bullshit. We are gearing for general cleanup. Your arab master, King of Morroco brought you some $5m Dollars for a new city, build it and just pack your jirnge shit and go. We are best withouth you jienges just wasting our time, to be fed, asses cleaned and accomodated, why? Grow up Boy!

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          • 13 April 2017 09:13, by jubaone

            I dont buy that jienge shit 💩 cos I also was a comrade. You threaten your fellow jienges but not me. Not a jiwnge like you will stop our movement. Your jellaba masters talked rubbish like that in end the game was over. Sadam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak and all other dictators are gone. You shwbe worried now cos we shall NOT spare any jienges on our fight against scoundrels. Buy yourself a home i

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        • 13 April 2017 09:09, by Eyez

          I know these people are useless, my problem is that knuckleheads like Kuach are fighting tooth and nail to defend their failed Jienge tribal mafia government.
          What educated people would let a country fragment into tartars in a matter of few years? The economy is in shambles, toilet paper is worth more than the pound and there is famine.
          Stupid MTN idiots, go graze cows in your states!

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          • 13 April 2017 13:11, by jubaone

            The jienge is still an infant 👶 in his brains. Equatorians have to babysit them cos they’re just incapable and incapacitated. The jienge us happy if he eats, sleeps and gets his butt cleaned. They fear to death getting back to their luaks cos they’re is just nothing except cows and hunger and that’s why all are squatting in Equatoria, Uganda, Kenya or Sudan. What are they able to do? Rape

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    • 13 April 2017 13:19, by Midit Mitot

      If there is no NGO supporting this country, you would have stop defeating since the war erupted. NGO are feeding you and your children always and yet accusing them.

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    • 13 April 2017 13:25, by Midit Mitot

      If there is no NGO supporting this country, you would have stop defecating since the war erupted in 2013. NGO are feeding you and your children and yet accusing them.

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  • 13 April 2017 07:17, by Eyez

    That is unacceptable and a violation of all human rights at the highest degree possible. It is worse than chemical weapons, because, ethnic cleansing uproots and destroys whole communities, tribes and towns.
    Kiir and his tribal naked Jienge malitia will pay heavily for their crimes on innocent civillians. You Jienge are cowards and real animals, why not go after the men who ambushed you?

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  • 13 April 2017 07:26, by Angelo Achuil

    Kiir’s government had CLEARLY failed in virtually all fronts from national unity, security, job provisions, roads to foreign policy. And one cannot understand why he & Riek can’t just accept that they can’t lead anymore and allow for immediate replacement through dialogue! What worst are they waiting to see when country is collapsing daily on their account? What’s more needed be at stakes?

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