Aid delivered to Jonglei amid insecurity
JUBA, South Sudan, Mar 06, 2013 /PR Newswire Africa via COMTEX/ --
Tensions remained high in Jonglei State following a spate of violence caused by intercommunal clashes, and fi ghting between state and non-state armed groups.
In Pibor County, Government offi cials confi rmed that preparations are ongoing for a military offensive against the non-state armed group aligned with David Yau Yau. Humanitarian actors are concerned about the potential humanitarian impact on civilians of escalating military activities. Partners in Pibor town are also concerned that the increased presence of troops will deter people from returning, who have been hiding in the bush.
Elsewhere in Jonglei State, the humanitarian response continued to people affected by inter-communal violence in Akobo County in February. In Walgak, food was distributed to 9,000 people affected by heavy inter-communal fi ghting, which took place on 8 February. In Upper Nile State's Ulang County, household items including mosquito nets, blankets and kitchen sets were provided to 2,500 households affected by related fi ghting in Akobo. Treatment of the injured has been carried out, as well as immunization and health education. Aid agencies have distributed water containers and soap to people in need.SOURCE : Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in South Sudan
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