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Over 60,000 people from Jonglei State in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Lakes state

Author : | Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Over 60,000 people from Jonglei State are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Lakes state.

The Internally Displaced Persons escaped from violence in Jonglei state after rebels attacked government forces and Bor town last week.

Lakes state Minister of Information, Dut Makoi, told Eye Radio most of the IDPs live in deplorable conditions in Awerial County.

Mr. Makoi said they have registered a total of 66, 800 people in Awerial county and they expect the number to increase as fighting continues in Jonglei state.

He appealed to the humanitarian organizations to assist the IDPs.

“They are lacking shelter, food and medicine, they need urgent attention,” Mr. Makoi said.

Meanwhile, the Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Alison Barnaba, said humanitarian aid was sent to Jonglei State on Monday.

“Our team went to Bor yesterday with relief items with some blankets and mosquito nets and some food items,” he said.

Mr. Alison called for unhindered access to people displaced by the conflict so that humanitarian agencies can deliver services to the people affected by the unrest.


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