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‘Security situation worsens humanitarian crisis’

Author : Daniel Danis | Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Displaced people flee amidst fighting in South Sudan |Credit | CNN

The security situation in South Sudan continues to worsen the humanitarian crisis, the Committee for Transitional Security Arrangement and Monitoring Mechanism has said.

The body says it has witnessed several violations of the ceasefire by the government and opposition forces over the last one month, although there is some lessening in the frequency and scale of hostilities.

CTSAMM says there is evidence of ongoing fighting in the area of Pagak and in some areas of the Equatoria.

“The ceasefire continues to be violated by all the opposition factions and the government,” said Chairman Major General Molla Hailemariam during the opening session of CTSAMM members meeting in Juba on Thursday.

“CTSAMM urges the parties to respect the ceasefire as continued hostilities will not bring an end to the conflict.

“CTSAMM also urges the SPLA-IO under Dr. Machar and other armed groups to stop ambushes and attacks on civilians, and fully respect the ceasefire.”

He says monitors investigated seven alleged violations of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements in Pajok, Yei, Boma, Pochalla, Ezo, Kodok, Aburoc, Raja, Pilling and Mundri.

Gen Hailemariam also says CTSAMM patrols have experienced some restrictions at the level of local authorities, field commanders and in some areas under the control of Other Armed Groups.

He says the procedures for gaining access assurances from the government are “centralized and time consuming”.

Gen Hailemariam says these procedures are unworkable and limits the ability of his team to fulfill its mandate.

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