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UN assisting 47,000 displaced people in Unity state


October 3, 2014 (BENTIU) – At least 47,000 people displaced by fighting in South Sudan’s Unity state will continue receiving humanitarian assistance at United Nations protection of civilian sites, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday.

Internally displaced people at a UN camp in Unity state capital Bentiu on 29 October 2014 (ST)

The situation in the state capital, Bentiu is reportedly still tense following recent clashes between rebels and pro-government forces.

“Critical aid staffs remain on site and are providing health, nutrition, water and sanitation services,” said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general said.

UN partners have reportedly assisted about 150 people who sought refuge in the town’s Catholic Church with agencies providing food, medicine, basic shelter supplies while assessing any further needs.

The oil-rich Unity state capital has been a scene of tense exchanges between government and opposition forces, changing hands several times throughout the more than 10-month-long conflict.

Thousands have been killed and over 1.5 million displaced, with hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to neighbouring countries.

Ongoing peace talks between the warring parties in Ethiopia have so far failed to achieve a lasting political settlement to the crisis, with both sides accusing each other of violating a ceasefire deal signed in January.


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  • 4 November 2014 11:47, by Mayom County Boy

    Am aware that 47000 displace people of Unity state Bentiu spend three months without food ration , due of no reason from UN, OCHA must clarified that to other paterners within the country

    repondre message

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