UN peacekeepers arrived in Central Equatoria after a three-day road block

UN peacekeepers. Photo: Reuters

Juba/New York, February 7, 2017 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s military and security personnel have finally allowed the United Nations peacekeepers to enter Kajo Keji town of Central Equatoria after three days of a systematic road block.

The peacekeepers were prevented from accessing location of fleeing civilians after reports of worsening of security and humanitarian situation the area.

Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General has announced today at the UN headquarters in New York that peacekeepers have now arrived in Kajo Keji and that they are assessing the situation of the fleeing civilians.

“From South Sudan, we have an update from our peacekeeping colleagues in the Mission there on the situation in Kajo Keji, in Central Equatoria. As we reported a few days ago, civilians have been fleeing the town due to insecurity, following clashes between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and Opposition groups,” Dujarric said, adding “It was a major priority for the UN Mission to urgently access the location to assess the security situation and provide force protection to enable the delivery of humanitarian assistance. UN peacekeepers reportedly arrived on Sunday from Juba after being held up at road blocks on three consecutive days.”

Dujarric also told reporters at a news conference that the peacekeepers patrolled at the airport and market areas and reported the presence of a handful of civilians. He also stated that UNMISS head David Shearer is pleased UN peacekeepers reached Kajo Keji and thanked them for their persistence. The UNMISS chief also  expressed his hope that allowing peacekeepers to reach their destination is a “sign that in the future UN peacekeeping troops would be granted the access they are entitled to under the UN’s status of forces agreement with the Government of South Sudan.”

Dujarric further disclosed at the press conference that a civilian team from UN Mission, human rights, civil affairs, gender, and relief and protection experts also arrived in Kajo Keji Tuesday morning to conduct an assessment of the humanitarian needs.

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15 Comments. Leave new

  • James Danger Joseph
    February 7, 2017 12:18 pm

    we are just praying for a complete peace to return to south sudan. we are now very tired of being in the camps.

  • Oh God let ur will be done for my nation.

  • God, save your people from man made suffering. Hear their prayers

  • Comment *GOD WILLing everythimg will be fine n our people will come together and understand

  • badi. Joseph lomude manes
    February 7, 2017 11:30 pm

    The only solution is the federal government system in southsudan can low the problem of up Nile people because the like to get power by fighting. You can stay in your state and UN, can see who’s all making problem.

  • No body is above Almighty God,every thing has an end.

  • No body is above Almighty God, every thing has an end in Jesus Name Amen.

  • Lueth Butrus Kelei
    February 7, 2017 11:57 pm

    Comment *Wrong report !! “We don’t ‘ve that state in south sudan,”Leave alone the report.

  • Why security organs block unimiss to access the situation in wars affected areas? it mean that they suspect of something and that one need to be address. Oh God help us in our motherland and give us a gleaders to lead our country in good way.

  • Why security organs block unimiss to assess the situation in wars affected areas? it mean that they suspect of something and that one need to be address. Oh God help us in our motherland and give us a gleaders to lead our country in good way.

  • It’s a shame when South Sudan black UN peace keepers from accessing war tone areas when they are part of UN and Signed MoU.
    It means they are hidding the evil things they have done to civil population.

  • My problem with these so called peace keepers has always and will always be handling postmortem. How do you come to kajo keji two weeks when all civilians have fled? This crisis started when UNMIS troops and team visited kajo keji but left the situation to worsen and then now talking of taking action. Too late and am sorry coz your intention is not protection of civilians but you instead protect your selves by moving in convoy of well armed soldiers, tanks and helicopters. I for one who has fled Kajo Keji do not feel any thing your late coming will turn any thing positive. I just blame our blind leaders who can not see common sense. Tired of colonialism

  • Samson Onji Kenneth
    February 9, 2017 11:31 am

    God knows when He will bring peace again in s.sudan just as He did during strungle

  • NHIAL Athian Bol
    February 9, 2017 11:32 am

    yes,Mr Loja it’s true UN
    Root cases her in south Sudan


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