Friday, February 17, 2017 - 09:38
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS has described lack of information about 20 thousand Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs e on the west bank of Upper Nile as a “real problem.”
David Shearer, Head of UNMISS says the Mission wants to find out what has happened to the IDPs.
UNMISS believes the 20 thousand IDPs have fled towards Kodok from Wau Shilluk.
Fighting between government and opposition forces has expanded geographically across the west bank over the past week, forcing more people to flee.
The Mission says government relocation of IDPs by air from Juba to Malakal is unsustainable if they are not supported with humanitarian assistance on arrival.
The Shilluk population of Malakal has abandoned the town.
33 thousand people are currently taking refuge in UNMISS camp.