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Civilians fleeing S. Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state into rebel area


FAO's José Graziano da Silva and WFP's David Beasley visit IDPs in Unity region South Sudan on 24 May 2017 (WFP Photo)
June 28, 2017 (JUBA) – Nearly 1,000 persons displaced from South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state are fleeing to the rebel-held Payinjiar country in southern Unity state for safety, authorities disclosed on Wednesday.

The deputy spokesperson for the armed opposition (SPLM-IO), said the displaced were welcomed by area commissioner, John Tap Puot.

“There is an influx of displaced people from Eastern Lakes state and Rumbek into Payinjiar county. The county commissioner Gen. John Tap Puot has warmly received and offered protection to displaced the people,” Lam told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

“This is a clear sign that the SPLM/A-IO is not a tribal movement, but is a national liberation movement that caters for everybody in South Sudan regardless of religion, tribe, race or nationality,” he added.

Puot, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, also confirmed the influx of thousands of refugees who continued to arrive in Payinjiar county.

The said most of the refugees were children and women, but appealed for humanitarian help for the internally-displaced persons.

“The situation of these women and children is disturbing; they have nothing to eat after walking long distances. I appealed to the humanitarians agencies in South Sudan to rush into the area to provide the necessary assistance as soon as possible,” said Puot.

According to the official, the emergency response to donate food to residents in the area was running out of hands and needs revival.

He appealed to the community to maintain the spirit of unity among themselves, with the neighbours and prioritise peaceful co-existence.

At least 30 people, officials said, were killed in Eastern Lake state after inter-communal fighting between Atuot and Aliap clans of Yirol county last week.


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  • 29 June 2017 06:35, by Kush Natives

    Mr. Lam,
    When did you idiots realized that, the tribal hatred that you plugged into the sea is good. What have you done in Bentiu few ago? You massacred all foreigners thinking that they were all Dinka. That action alone marks your rebellion as a tribal based movement. Why now? Because you’re internationally recognized as a terrorist organization that terrorizing civilians.

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    • 29 June 2017 07:52, by anyanya1

      You r alien not human being, I don’t know if this is nature of sub-educated dinkas animals or what, leave them to go where they feel safe, your attitude will finish dinka one day.

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      • 29 June 2017 08:29, by Eastern


        What this Kush natives is displaying is called POSTURING.....

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    • 29 June 2017 08:12, by Midit Mitot

      Kuch Natives,
      I hope you never know what is going on in the world these days, your semi-government is going to an end soon, and you will be the one welcoming the new regime instead of calling it terrorist, note this Man!

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  • 29 June 2017 06:56, by jubaone

    Bush Natives,
    Defenseless women and children are fleeing for safety to IO areas. What is wrong with that? They could have chosen to go to Warrap, but the jienge chaos between Apuk-Aguok makes this impossible. Now your twisted jienge logic says something completely irrelevant to the article. That is foolish and stupid. That sucks!

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  • 29 June 2017 07:33, by Lenin Bull

    Kush Native, don’t waste your time about this nonsense in this article. This nincompoop scoundrel of IO want to cheat the humanitarian community with food and other services to their starving forces. No Dinka in his/her right mind will go to Nuerland for anything. They will be killed at first sight leave alone giving them services or sanctuary. If they mowing down innocent Dinka civilians in the

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    • 29 June 2017 11:11, by Midit Mitot

      Lenin Bull,
      You are the most nincompoop person, just come to Panyijaar/Ganyliel to see your vulnerable people, don,t deny the fact while in that ghost city call Juba,and why people are always fleeing to IO areas? could,t imagine this even.

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  • 29 June 2017 07:40, by Lenin Bull

    highways of Greater Equatoria, if they couldn’t spare any single civilian life when they captured Malakal, Bor, Bentiu, Baliet, Atar, etc which miracle would one assume has just captured the tribalistic mindset of the IO. Oh the NGOs are being hoodwinked of food. No proud Dinka civilians in Panyijar gangland.

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    • 29 June 2017 11:16, by Kuch

      Lenin Bull,
      You are spot on man. I don’t any Dinka would dare risk venture to Nuerland at this stage. This is usual SUDAN TRIBUNE propaganda chap. Remember SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMAZUJ are foreign online tabloids with agenda to drive home in South Sudan. The enemies of South Sudan & South Sudanese people have been frustrated with their regime change business through their likes of Riek Machar & Co>>

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      • 29 June 2017 11:24, by Kuch

        And so their only dirty game left on sleeves is to destabilize South Sudan with their massive & outrageous propaganda as much as possible & hope, that they may succeed in re-uniting South Sudan & North Sudan like the then East & West Germany. This is what is being toyed around behind the scenes by the likes of the U.S., the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their creepy allies>>>

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        • 29 June 2017 11:32, by Kuch

          And this is why our enemies keep lying through their evil teeth that South Sudanese are running to Congo, central Africa republic (CAR), South Darfur, East Darfur, North Darfur, White Nile, ethiopia, Kenya & Uganda. Yes, some South Sudanese have gone to Uganda, Kenya & ethiopia. But not the way many of these propagandists often make it to be>>>

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          • 29 June 2017 11:39, by Kuch

            Many of our Riek Machar followers do not know the dirty game being played in our country by our enemies because they have never been the smartest kids in our country anyway. Their actions are always to for the destruction of South Sudan on behalf of their foreign masters. These Riek Machar supporters are informed time & time again that our enemies are just after our oil fields & to encircle China in our country>>>

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            • 29 June 2017 11:49, by Kuch

              The current war in our country is a proxy & Geo-political war over our resources & fight China on the disguise. Just like the war in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya & Yemen. The war in Yemen is a proxy war to fight Iran. The War in Ukraine & Syria is are proxy wars to fight Russia & Iran. The war in Libya was a war over Libya oil fields and to get rid of Chinese accompanies out Libya & so the war in CAR>>>

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              • 29 June 2017 13:07, by Kuch

                and the current mess in our country & against our people is just over our resources & to get rid of the Chinese companies of our country something that is not going to happen as far as we are concerned. Remember fellows, right after our independence in 2011. Mr. Salva Kiir took almost his entire cabinet to Washington, to ask the US business people to come to South Sudan & invest in our country>>>

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                • 29 June 2017 13:14, by Kuch

                  that the war was over & was time for trade. And because the US was considered to have been our true uncle & that the US people stood with us during our lows & thin. And the US business people were given the first priority over other countries that stood with us during our struggle. But you know what fellows, Mr. El Salva Kiir & his cabinet ministers were told matter-of-factly by the US>>>

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                  • 29 June 2017 13:24, by Kuch

                    investors that "there were no infrastructures in South Sudan to invest in" can you fellows see? Mr. El Kiir & his ministers came back to South Sudan & asked the Chinese companies to come & invest in South Sudan. The Chinese investors said "alright they would do what they can do to invest in South Sudan" But when the US hears the Chinese companies are going to trade with South Sudan,>>>

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                    • 29 June 2017 13:32, by Kuch

                      the US went ballistic & wanted a regime change of the government of South Sudan. Mr. Salva Kiir & his government was now a communist & a socialist government & dangerous to the US & the West interests. And that is how the 2013 foiled coup in Juba through their Riek Machar’s puppet/stooge was hatched. But when the US game failed then they nudged their Riek Machar to head to Adis Ababa for>>>

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                      • 29 June 2017 13:39, by Kuch

                        negotiation with the government of South Sudan. The US, the UK and their allies did this to save their dirty faces. But they eventually went & dictated the whole so-called peace talks in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa in their favor. They drafted their damn so-called ARCSS:https://igad.int/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1193:agreement-on-the-resolution-of-the-conflict-in-t

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                        • 29 June 2017 13:43, by Kuch

                          This so-called ARCSS (CPA II) as Riek Machar idiots used to called was not negotiated by anyone including their Riek Machar, but was drafted by the US, the UK, Norway, our IGAD>

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                          • 29 June 2017 13:51, by Kuch

                            >>> countries of Uganda, Kenya, ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti & our cloned so-called arab North Sudan, plus the countries of Chad, Nigeria, Algeria, Rwanda & South Africa. If anyone can ask our Riek Machar’s supporters & boneheads, what were the countries of Chad, Nigeria, Algeria, Rwanda & South Africa that have no border with South Sudan & not members of the IGAD doing in our negotiations???>>>

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                            • 29 June 2017 13:57, by Kuch

                              Our Riek Machar’s idiots would never answer this question because they have never ever been the smartest kids in our country. Our country is being Geo-politically chess game played around by the greatest evils on earth like, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between like their then Eastern Congo, Angola, Mozambique, South American Countries>>>

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                              • 29 June 2017 14:08, by Kuch

                                Eastern European countries and Asian countries during their cold war. Riek Machar’s fools you idiots have been informed time & time again that the US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies so-called *cold war* has never end in 1990th as some fools often think it had. Because whenever the evil corporate America & their some of their European banking cartels>>>

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  • 29 June 2017 07:42, by john locke

    Yo jiangs are incompetent people. You continue to deny the massacre caused by kiir which started this war. The jiangs want to rule south sudan forever which will never happen. For starters the IO is not labled a terrorist organization, so lets stop the lies. 2. Youre government is so scared of riek that they pay south africa millions of dollars to keep him. What will you do when the money runs dr

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  • 29 June 2017 07:55, by Lenin Bull

    The IO has no Dinka prisoners of war. They killed all of them not at first sight knowing that keeping prisoners of war alive as well as treating them well is itself victory and vindication in history of guerilla warfare. I doubt whether IO waste their precious time consulting books on international humanitarian law and warfare. They only love reading NGUNDENG stories/folktales on Riek

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  • 29 June 2017 08:07, by john locke

    I find it funny that toure assuming something that you do not know. How would youknow if they have P.O.W’s or not? Worry about what youre kiir will do when the money to pay south africa runs dry. A bigger war between kiir and malong is coming. The mathiang anyor are turning against kiir. Lets see how this plays out. Jiang will fight jiang

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  • 29 June 2017 08:48, by Adok Wolu

    hello fellow commentators, u need not to deny the fact on any thing related to the suffering of the displaced civilian when people of good will are planing of humanitarian assistance, what if the situation in Eastern Lake become deteriorating people may take opption to go to where there is safety in Panyjiar County no worry.
    Adok Wolu.

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  • 29 June 2017 09:03, by Freedom Advocate

    Show them what we mean by accommodating those hungry dinka from eastern lakes who have been displaced by this kiir’s war and hunger that hit jienges land. Civilians are bearing the brunt while their leaders are claiming superiority right here and there.

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  • 29 June 2017 10:44, by Lenin Bull

    The photo Sudantribune produced here in this very report is of Nuer civilians being dramatically issued some food and none food items during a high leveled visit by Heads of FAO and WFP last month to Bentiu.

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  • 29 June 2017 12:08, by gatkhor Nueri

    Juba is not a government is government of kleptocracy.
    If this problem was happen to dinka 2013 up-to now,
    Nuer by themselves couldn’t accepted Dinka should live in camp for long time.

    First,if some Nuer refuse to bring back the Dinka,they should fight by themselves because they have humanity in to their heart.

    Now you are defeating others tribes outside the country
    and also GOD will punish you

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  • 29 June 2017 12:12, by AnhaknuerJ1

    @john Koluke

    you are South Sudanese bloody traitor who doesn’t have clue about being a South Sudanese citizen if true, why does Riek machar stay in South Africa for nothing who wanted to kill him? government have no intention of killing disable politician like him he have betrayed Nuer land since during liberation struggle now he wanted to add Dinka land impossible tell him to come back to S.S

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    • 29 June 2017 16:30, by Sunday Junup

      Anhaknuer J1
      If government has no intention to kill him then why do they pay 2.5 millions Monthly to keep him a way? Please we SS needs him back because he is the hope for every citizen

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