Thousands flee deadly violence in S.Sudan’s Upper Nile state: UN

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United Nations : Lethal preventing between armed teams in South Sudan’s Higher Nile state has prompted 1000’s to flee from their houses and triggered violence in displacement camps, a UN mentioned.

“This latest fighting has led to the deaths of civilians, injuries and further displacement,” Xinhua information company quoted Stephan Dujarric, the chief for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as saying.

“Up to 5,000 civilians had fled to (Adidiang) last month, following the fighting between rival armed groups.”

A number of civilians fleeing the violence on boats and canoes reportedly drowned, Dujarric mentioned.

UN peacekeepers raced to rescue drowning civilians and shield the affected inhabitants.

He mentioned the UN peacekeeping mission, often known as UNMISS, reported that the newest assault additionally triggered inter-communal preventing amongst some internally displaced folks of various teams throughout the UN website set as much as shield civilians.

The and mentioned that the UN humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, reported that “the UN and our partners will continue supporting people in need to the best of their ability, but we need an immediate end to the fighting and a resolution to the conflict”.

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