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Pibor’s Displaced 120,000 still Awaits Aid – MSF

Author : | Published: Monday, June 24, 2013

The international medical humanitarian agency, Medicine Sans Frontieres, says it is still concerned about 120 thousand people in need of aid assistance in Pibor County in Jonglei State.

Urgent talks are now underway with the government, Vicki Stienen, the MSF head of mission in South Sudan has told Eye Radio.

“Yes we are discussing with the government, but it is very difficult to resolve; we are not making big success in our discussion,” said Mr. Stienen.

Mr. Stienen blamed the unfruitfulness of the talks on rebel activities in the area.

“Rebels’ fighting against the government is not helping improve the situation at all,” he said.

“We remain extremely worried about the health care and the food security for the same amount of people that are out there and we can’t reach them.”

Civilians have been fleeing the confrontation between the SPLA and forces loyal to David Yau Yau who was reported last week would agree to amnesty talks with the government.

The UN says most civilians are seeking refuge in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

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