Bor Returnees To Receive Humanitarian Assistance

This article was last updated on May 26, 2022

The unrest there between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar according legislators from the area has left about 2500 people killed and scores of others displaced who are in dire need of humanitarian aid.

Members of the committee said they would be providing for the Bor communities aid as members of parliament from the Greater Bor look into solution to devise a compressive development approach as a national government to handle crisis and devastation in the state capitals Bor, Malakal and Bentiu.

“We will be also working in next two-three days with state authorities to ensure that all the dead bodies that are scattered in and around the town are buried,” Hon. Paul Akol, a member of the committee said. He added that protective body closing and burial bags have been availed in Bor already.

Despite the massive destruction of property and infrastructure, Hon. Akol said the citizens will overcome the challenge to rebuild their town. He said people of Jonglei are strong enough to rebuild Bor town.

“These are the resilient people who will come back and develop Bor town though it has been destroyed by the rebel forces loyal to former Vice President of South Sudan who rebelled against the leadership of SPLM/A in 1991 during Sudanese struggle,” he said.

“Citizens of Jonglei [Bor town] will never give up because they have seen many difficulties in 1991 and they have overcome them.”

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