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US ‘deeply concerned’ about Jonglei Violence

Author : | Published: Monday, July 15, 2013

The United States has said it is “deeply concerned” about the on-going violence in Jonglei state.

The Department of State urged an end to the violence and said that the government of South Sudan must hold accountable all those individuals responsible for the violence.

More than 200 people have been wounded in Pibor County in clashes between youths from Akobo and youths in Pibor that started last week.

Displaced civilians wait for raio in Pibor

“At least one hundred and sixty people have been admitted to Bor Civil hospital, and it is now full,” Jonglei State Deputy Governor, Hussein Maar Nyuot told Eye Radio.

“It is very sad that everywhere there are people being killed and being wounded; this needs all our leaders from all the communities in Jonglei to address this issue of peace and to live together.”

Mr. Nyuot also said that many people in the community are providing food for the wounded people.

Meanwhile, in Twic East County, five people were killed and seven others seriously wounded when raiders attacked a cattle camp.

According to Mr. Nyuot, many other people were displaced when armed youths attacked the camp last night:

“They dispersed people who were in the cattle camp; children ran to the bushes. Now they are still searching the area if there are more people who are dead in the cattle camp. This is another serious situation in Twic East County.”

A team of doctors and health personnel from the World Health Organization, Medicine Sans Frontiers, International Committee of the Red Cross and the local Red Cross are currently helping to treat the wounded in Bor Hospital.

Hussein Maar said civilians in Bor town are offering assistance, serving the wounded with food and water.

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