Attacks On Independence Eve Of South Sudan Concerns UN

April 14, 2023 5:13 pm0 commentsViews: 118

Just ahead of the fifth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence the UN officials expressed concern over the continued violence in several parts of the country and also the displacement of people within the borders and outside it.

Attacks On Independence Eve Of South Sudan Concerns UN

In a released statement the UN Secretary-General Ben Ki-moon said the attacks on the eve of 5th anniversary reflect of lack of serious commitment to peace process.

The Secretary-General added he is concerned about the violence in Wau and Bentiu as it can deteriorate the security situation across the country.

He condemned last night’s attacks on UN and humanitarian operations too.

Ben Ki-moon urged President Kiir to bring to end the ongoing fighting.

Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Melissa Fleming, said during a biweekly press briefing in Geneva the agency is concerned over the situation in South Sudan.

She added that 25 percent of the citizens have been displaced and a large majority of them are children.

In 2013 the population of South Sudan was 11.3 million and with displacement about 2.6 million of them are affected.

Fleming further added, “Civilians in South Sudan continue to bear the brunt of armed conflict. Sporadic clashes are commonplace, while growing food insecurity and deteriorating economic conditions foretell a grim outlook for the country at large.”

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