Massive civilian displacement in Central Equatoria

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Juba/New York, February 3, 2017 (SSNA) — Thousands of civilians have been displaced in and around Kajo-Keji of Central Equatoria, the United Nations has said.

Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said at a news conference in New York today that thousands of innocent civilians have been displaced in Central equatorial and that “killings of civilians, sexual violence, and fears of arrest and abduction” were the mains reasons behind refugees’ displacement.

“From South Sudan, our humanitarian colleagues report that thousands of people have been displaced from areas in and around Kajo-Keji in Central Equatoria, causing the outflow of civilians across the border to Uganda. More than 4,000 people arrived into Uganda on 28 January alone. Refugees report killings of civilians, sexual violence, and fears of arrest and abduction as their main reasons for fleeing,” Dujarric.

He disclosed at the press conference that there are currently around 30,000 people who were previously displaced from other locations in Central Equatoria sheltering in three internally displaced persons’ sites in Liwolo area, outside of Kajo-Keji, adding “humanitarians are responding to the needs of displaced people but are facing increasing challenges as local businesses have shut down and reports of insecurity are rising.”

Civilians told the South Sudan News Agency that government troops always ask them whether they are rebels or supporters of the rebellion.

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5 Comments. Leave new

  • Mohamed Salih Madani
    February 4, 2017 10:54 am

    Is it the South Sudan People biggest mistake, when they given the opportunity to work out things with North Sudan Khartoum. And remain one country.
    They were all agree that the North, throws bombs on them.
    Look now same situation before even more worse.
    Feel so much sorry for everyone.

  • David H. Hopper
    February 4, 2017 8:52 pm

    My friend from Kajo-Keji told me yesterday he was leaving, headed to Uganda. He says the town is empty. Conditions for the refugees are poor in Uganda.

  • The stituation of south sudan will not be good if President Kirr,Paul Malong, Micheal.and rest of government offices remaing in power .When i talk about government i meant Dinka ,people are fear from government because government are killing ,raping looting, burning their houses that made them to fleed to Uganda for safety


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