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More civilians flee UPDF occupation of Magwi, need aid

Author : | Published: Friday, August 7, 2015

More than 1,000 people displaced from Phogee village in Magwi County are in need of humanitarian assistance, According to authorities in Eastern Equatoria. 

They fled to Pajok Boma this week due to border tension with Uganda.

The residents had accused the Ugandan troops entering and occupying territories more than 15 kilometers inside South Sudan.

The soldiers also shot randomly causing fear to citizens.

The Chief of Phogee, Okot Vincent, told Eye Radio that those who fled are in need of medical aid and shelter.

“Some of them are children and they are walking from Phogee, a distance of about 9 kilometers, to Pajok Boma,” Chief Vincent said.

Eastern Equatoria State government is holding discussions with their Ugandan counterparts.

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