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Scores injured as IDPs clash in Upper Nile state: UN

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November 17, 2014 (JUBA) – Scores of internally displaced people were injured after clashes broke out over the weekend at UN protection sites in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, the world body said on Monday.

The clashes reportedly occurred in Malakal between the Nuer and Shilluk tribes.

“Three UNMISS peacekeepers were also injured when they intervened to contain the situation,” said Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson for the UN secretary-general.

Over 1.9 million people, the UN says, have been displaced, including some 473,000 who have fled to neighbouring countries as result of the more than 11-month-long conflict in the young nation.

Violence, hunger and diseases continue to threaten millions of people across the young nation as aid agencies recently warned of a looming famine early next year.

Meanwhile, the UN is reportedly protecting over 17,000 people in Malakal, with some 102,000 internally displaced persons sheltered in its civilian protection sites across the country.

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  • 18 November 2014 08:34, by Redeemer

    The problem of SSudan is now proved beyond doubt. May God forgive them

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    • 18 November 2014 09:23, by Morthon Akol

      those so call IDPs who run to UN camps is it for protection or they are looking for a place to eat? if they are there inside UN for protection why they fight themselves inside the camps? and why UN allow them to do so?

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    • 18 November 2014 15:27, by choldit

      It is really naive to just not see the reality why those tribes suppose to be outside are staying inside though they have no threat from the surrounding areas. The whole plan is to keep killing more Nuer people the anyone can imagine at the wish of Unmiss as it happens in South Sudan now. One can wonder how the nuer can be blamed if one has info about what happened on 15 Dec 13.why our govt kille

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    • 18 November 2014 16:13, by Hardlinner

      What stated in juba suppose to end there. But nuer took it to other states. Look like nuer unpopular rebellion is creating tension against them from every tribe that lives next to them. Caution nuer, even universe itself will one time say enough is enough with nuer madness. It is time for nuer to check their behaviors.

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      • 18 November 2014 17:24, by choldit

        The Nuer are all time warriors of South Sudan. But what makes them the mos peace loving tribe South Sudan is the fact that they just fight on revenge rather than instigation. The issue of who started the violent in ss is put to raise by concluding that president Kiir fabericated the coup to illeminate his political rivals. But why killed the Nuer? Is unanswered question.

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  • 18 November 2014 09:35, by Marco Bul

    It is good that the international community is witnessing Nuer savagery in all the camps they are being protected.
    I don’t understand why they go for protection if they are real fighters.
    I dare them to come out and "liberate" the whole region of Upper Nile.
    Don’t talk of UPDF.They are Nyamnyam saakit.Yeah@?

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  • 18 November 2014 12:06, by mzalendo mwema

    Dear Readers

    UN always blames government of South Sudan for not doing enought to protect civilians.Why are they killing themselves in the hand of UN.The problems of South Sudan is not the government but the people.South Sudanese people need to learn how human beings behave.Fighting without reason is what South Sudanese are good at.Good example is Dr Fool Riek who is supposed to tell his hyenas.

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