Rights groups call on UN to relocate civilians

South Sudan International Advocacy for Human Rights
P.O.BOX 714, Kent, WA 98035
Ban Ki Moon
Secretary General of the United Nations
1st and 46th Street
New York, NY 10017 USA
June 2, 2015
Press release

Subject: Civilians in UNIMSS Must Be Relocated to Their Original Homes and the neighboring countries

Dear Mr. Secretary General,

June 2, 2015 (SSNA) — We, the undersigned representatives of the South Sudanese Diaspora, write to you this note to express our concerns on the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, particularly the status of civilians currently stranded in UNIMSS protective camps across the country since the outbreak of the conflict in December, 2013.

We would like to acknowledge and express our gratitude to the UMISS team for the unprecedented steps taken to save hundreds of thousands of innocent lives since the beginning of war in South Sudan. Sixteen months had passed since the conflict began and the IGAD-led peace negotiation has not made any progress to bring the war in South Sudan to an end while hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been killed and over 2 million displaced  persons are living in dire conditions in UN protected camps and other locations, including neighboring countries.

Given the recent intensification of war and the ethnic targeting of civilians by the government forces in Unity State in particular besides Juba daily murdering base on ethnic group ,we are concerned of civilians targeted by the government of Salva Kirr as it was witnessed in Juba, Bor, Bentiu, Wau and Malakal, and other areas in 2013-2014. Therefore, we are writing to support the recent decision taken by the UN to relocate civilians in protective camps to their original areas in South Sudan and to the neighboring countries with immediate effect. We hope that UN will work with its partners to expedite the process of relocation of South Sudanese IDPs and protect their human right.


Signed by:

Peter Gatkuoth Wadar kuel
SSIAHR Executive Director
Rev James Dak Ruot
Nuer Christian Network
Malakal Goak
Gatluke Chuol Reat
Founder and President
Nuer Relief Agency
Dr Gatluak thach Ter
Executive Director
Alliance for South Sudan in Diaspora
Dr Gatluak Duop Dieth
Founder and President
Nile Peace Development Relief Agency
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