Thousands Displaced In Pibor Due To Insecurity

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

The report released today by the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) South Sudan said nearly 10,000 people have been displaced in the county.

“Humanitarian agencies continued registering people displaced by the recent fighting. Close to 10,000 people have been registered in Pibor town; from Likuangole 6,038, Gumuruk 1,843 and Kondako 860,” said the report.

“Due to insecurity, aid organizations are still unable to access several areas reportedly affected by the fighting, including Likuangole town and the nearby villages,” added the report.

It said the presence of unexploded ordinance is endangering the safe return of people and constraining humanitarian operation as due to the recent security incidences, some agencies have delayed programming until the situation improves.

Authorities in Jonglei admit the insecurity threat in some parts of the State especially in Pibor. However, they could not confirm reports on the figure of the displaced persons.

Kuol Manyang Juuk, Jonglei State Governor in an exclusive interview with Gurtong said they still have no reports on number of displaced persons but said “the population in parts of Pibor has been moved away. We have eleven counties, ten counties are stable with no incidences reported but in Pibor there is Yau Yau.”

He also pointed out that, Yau Yau is still continuing with his activities mainly looting property such as cattle, a situation that threatens security of the people mainly in Likuangole.

He said because of the activities, citizens are being affected with hunger in the affected areas.

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