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U.N, Wau state authorities approve home return of over 40,000 IDPs


 David Shearer (UN photo)

September 14, 2017 (WAU) - The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), David Shearer said the world body and Wau state authorities have allowed the return of over 40,000 internally displaced persons to their respective homes.

Those displaced were sheltered at UN protection of civilian sites.

Shearer, while addressing reporters in Wau town on Tuesday, admitted the situation had improved and IDPs could return home.

He, however, said the world body would closely work with state authorities to ensure the right conditions are in place for returnees.

“We had a very good meeting with the governor today [Tuesday]. UNMISS [UN Mission in South Sudan] is working well and I think the cooperation has improved over the past few weeks. The situation in the town is calm and am not saying it is perfect. Obviously, there are some issues, but the situation is better,” said Shearer.

He added, “What we are looking at [now] is trying to establish the right conditions for people to leave the PoCs [Protection of Civilian sites] and come back to their home as we fulfil their conditions.”

According to the senior UN official, it will be the mandate of the state government and the world body to ensure the returnees are provided with the necessary humanitarian assistance they require.

He said the UN will support South Sudan’s peace revitalization process being overseen by the East African regional bloc (IGAD).

“The revitalization of the peace process is something that we are obviously supporting, we want to see that it goes forward,” he said.

On the regional protection forces mandated by the UN Security Council, Shearer said government and the world body were closely working together to ensure the forces are deployed in areas affected by the conflict that has displaced millions of people.

In August last year, the UN Security Council issued Resolution 2304, allowing deployment of more than 4,000 troops to beef up the existing 13,000 UNMISS force.

South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity confirmed its unconditional consent to the deployment of the force in a communiqué to the UN Security Council on November 30, 2016.

The regional forces, once deployed, are mandated to protect key installations, facilitate delivery of humanitarian assistance and protect civilians.


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  • 14 September 2017 11:06, by Kuch

    "U.N, Wau state authorities approve home return of over 40,000 IDPs"
    "The UN" and then "the Wau state govt" approve home return of over 40, 000??? Yay! This is what the US, the US, their UN & their NGOs were after all along in our counry fellows. To always *stoke war & violent & then turn around* as Benign actors giving life saving humanitarian aid, peacekeeping force, donations & human rights>>>

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    • 14 September 2017 11:28, by Kuch

      to our counry but when in truth, these same hyenas (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) are the same evils behind the wars in our country & against our people in the first place. But anyway. But this is what some people want in our country though. They want to be goaded into these so-called UN POCs so that they would be given free meager UN rations & then they can be used as blackmails>>>

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      • 14 September 2017 11:40, by Kuch

        and bargaining cards by our enemies. Many South Sudanese refugees were shipped after 2005 comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) from our neighboring countries & were helped by the UN. And also in 2011 & early 2012. Many of our people were shipped back from &Northern Sudan & dumped* in big towns like Juba, Wau, Malakal, Rumbek, Bentiu, Torit, etc. And some of these South Sudanese>>>

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        • 14 September 2017 11:46, by Kuch

          who were shipped back from North Sudan used their SPLA liberating their own country & their people on TVs & they thought that their South Sudan they were being shipped back Sweden, Germany or Denmark. But when they landed back in South Sudan & saw that, their South Sudan was not Sweden & Denmark after all. Then as expected, *they became disillusioned & that is how the US, the UK, their UN>>>

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          • 14 September 2017 11:54, by Kuch

            their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between* took advantage of their fools like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol & other fools to stage a coup to destroy our country & our people & used these *disillusioned South Sudanese* newly arrived South Sudanese refugees with the blessing of their *evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their UN & some of their evil allies in between* as their>>

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            • 14 September 2017 12:01, by Kuch

              ’proxies foot soldiers’ & their puppets/stooges like their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng & the rest as their *means to achieve their evil ends" of regime change in our country & be replaced with their sell out fool that they can control remotely control in Washington, Wall Street, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai or other shady capitals where these South Sudanese>

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              • 14 September 2017 12:08, by Kuch

                sellout South Sudanese & their Masters in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between hide their loots in. But the SPLA & the South Sudanese people wouldn’t give a damn about these South Sudanese sellouts & their foreign masters. But anyway fellows, there are some South Sudanese who want to bring the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus>>>

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                • 14 September 2017 12:15, by Kuch

                  their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan back into our country simply because of free UN food rations. But the fools do not know that here in a Dinka/Monyjang country, we have an absolute contempt to evil white English people, their evil juus, their so-called cloned arabs and any evil on earth who thinks/she can breath over our necks, never had & will never be>>>

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                  • 14 September 2017 12:26, by Kuch

                    By the way, "Awau Acholdit" is where ’Paul Malongdit & most of our SPLA boys hail from, our former greater Bhar el Gazelles. Fellows, this is what the *evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOS, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between, want in our country* to Geo-politically chess game toy around with our counry & our people & then our counry & our people would>>>>

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                    • 14 September 2017 12:33, by Kuch

                      be re-united with our *cloned arabs of North Sudan & then the evils (the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their evil allies in between* would then go & pat their evil backs say; *Western civilization*. My fellow South Sudanese, we are not going to live side by side with evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, part of ethiopia>>>

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                      • 14 September 2017 12:35, by Kuch

                        half the whole of Northern Nigeiria, Nanyuki & Laikipia. We are here fellows.

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                        • 14 September 2017 14:30, by Kuch

                          We are not going to live with the *evil corporate America, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their creepy NGOs & some of their evil NGOs in between.

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  • 14 September 2017 23:26, by john locke

    Kuch.. serioisly man, do you just ramble on so you can hear yourself talk or do you actually believe what you say.. if it wasnt for the UN, US amd troika and even riek machar you would have no identity, there would be no south sudan.. you jiangs need to thank riek machar for fighting for self determination. Its sad to see stupid folks like you bad mouthing people who fought for you..

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