UN asks South Sudan to allow humanitarian access to Akobo and Pibor counties

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Juba, March 10, 2021 (SSNA) — The United Nations has asked the government of South Sudan to allow its aid personnel access to Jonglei State’s Pibor and Akobo counties.

The UN says people in Akobo and Pibor counties face insecurity every day due to rising of violence and that authorities need to contain it to minimize humanitarian disaster.

Without sustained security and stability, humanitarian needs will continue to grow. I call on all relevant authorities to ensure peace in these communities. The violence must stop,” UN coordinator in South Sudan Alain Noudehou says.

The UN World Food Programme also states that South Sudan is facing the highest levels of malnutrition and insecurity since its July 2011 independence.

Pibor and Akobo have a history of fighting over cattle raids.

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