July 16, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) renewed calls for reallocation. The Internally displaced persons in Jonglei state capital, Bor, are appealing to the United Nation Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) and other concern groups to reallocate them from Bor to Akobo, or other states.
The refugees fear that the government may attack them any time as the war returns to Greater Upper Nile region. The UN base, which hosted nearly 5,000 IDPs at the time, was attacked by over 300 heavily armed assailants, believed to be disguised government soldiers, in April this year. According to the IDPs, 145 protected civilians were killed and 275 others were wounded.
“With grateful greetings, we the IDP in POC are hereby pledging to your esteem and impartial authority. In accordance of the above mentioned subject [reallocation], we are presenting this request, according to the result of that atrocity, barbarian and brutal killing of innocent IDPs by the government organized forces and Bor armed communities in UNMISS camp in Bor on 17th –April -2014 at 10:40 AM, in which 145 innocent IDPs killed and 275 wounded” the IDPs report reads.
In a brutal attack, which the UN officials believe constitute a “war crime”, many unarmed civilians, mostly women and children were slain at the watch of the United Nations. Despite the condemnations, none has been sanctioned in connection to the killing.
The attack, which lasted nearly 30 minutes, was blamed on disgruntled youth from Bor county; however, the heavily armed government soldiers and Ugandan troops in the town hardly intervened. President Salva Kiir bowed to hold people responsible for what he believed was a “terrorist act” but none has been held accountable so far.
The IDPs believe that no one cares and for such, they should be reallocated to Akobo, a town under rebel control. The IDPs decry the “cowardice massacre” of their beloved ones, however, many believe that their own fates are in danger.
The following individuals, according to the IDPs report, are among individuals confirmed dead.
|S/NO||NAME IN FULL||SEX||COUNTY||STATE|
|1||William Gai Nyuot||M||Uror||Jonglei|
|2||Nyayok Bikuany Gier||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|3||Nyabuol Gatluak Thou||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|4||Reat Reath Chakuen||M||Uror||Jonglei|
|6||Nyaunmiss Gatkhor Majok||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|7||Nyaduol Chuol Machar||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|8||Nyachuoi Puk Puol||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|9||Nyawal Gatluak Jany||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|11||Wanlou Tuong Chatim||M||Uror||Jonglei|
|12||Nyanlou Chol Kok||F||Uror||Jonglei|
|14||Buom Guol Machar||M||Akobo||Jonglei|
|15||Stephen Chuol Lam||M||Akobo||Jonglei|
|21||Nyatora Padiet Jok||F||Akobo||Jonglei|
|22||Buk Deng Yoch with her three children||F||Akobo||Jonglei|
|23||Nyachoat Ngunjok Ruach||F||Akobo||Jonglei|
|24||Baba Buoy||M||Malakal||Upper Nile|
|25||Othou Womo||M||Malakal||Upper Nile|
|26||Bol Sholiah||M||Malakal||Upper Nile|
|27||Nyadak Ajang Riak||M||Malakal||Upper Nile|
|28||John David Kuei||M||Nyirol||Jonglei|
|29||Nyandhal Wiyual Thiey||F||Nyirol||Jonglei|
|30||Mawum Chuol Par||M||Fangak||Jonglei|
|31||Nyanthor Mathiang Bol||F||Fangak||Jonglei|
|32||Dak Bol Jok||M||Fangak||Jonglei|
|33||John Tut Beliu||M||Fangak||Jonglei|
|34||Nyayiech Yuot Luok||M||Fangak||Jonglei|
|38||Nyakim Nin Liep||F||Fangak||Jonglei|
|39||Nyalam Majok Jok||M||Fangak||Jonglei|
|40||Nyawech Majok Wuoi||F||Fangak||Jonglei|
|41||Nyawal Puol Par||F||Fangak||Jonglei|
|42||Gattuak Yak Ngunnoah||M||Ayod||Jonglei|
|43||Martha Nyangon Chatim||F||Ayod||Jonglei|
|44||Deng Dinka man from Bhar el ghazal||M|
|47||John Gatluak Tuong||M||Jikhany||Bentiu|
|48||Kuol Dhoal Pey||M||Jikhany||Bentiu|
|49||Nyahok Kuol Diang||F||Jikhany||Bentiu|
|50||Nyawitda Bol Tay||F||Jikhany||Bentiu|
|51||Nyaboro Gatdor Bum||F||Jikhany||Bentiu|
|52||Tut Pal Mut||M||Jikhany||Bentiu|
The report narrates that the government treat the unarmed minor tribes, especially the Nuer as scapegoats, a claim that is justified with Bor, Mapel, Maridi, among other incidents.
“Any time the government troops are defeated in the battlefield, they come to kill us to remove their anger. This is what they did here in Bor, and parts of the country” the IDPs report reads.
“Salva Kiir loyalist are cowards. They just want their salaries. They run away and leave their generals to be killed by the white army whom they attack, after which they come here to kill us. We can’t wait to be massacred again here” said the IDPs communities leaders.
The IDPs communities leaders, within the UNMISS camp, appeal that the remnant of the April attack be removed from Bor to prevent another onslaught. The report cites the following reasons:
- “The UNMISS has failed to protect the civilians in the past, here in Bor, in Juba, Leer, Malakal and Unity state. Thus, the UN cannot guarantee to protect us if the government soldiers attack us again.”
- “The government’s ill intention to kill us has been witnessed worldwide. Many patients, children, women and wounded fighters died here in the camp without being transferred to Juba or other places for better treatment.”
- “The government has attacked unarmed Nuer population here in Bor, Mapel, Wau and other government control areas, so the UN should not repeat the same mistake by keeping us here. Salva Kiir will revenge on us, we will not wait to be slaughtered again by Salva Kiir soldiers.”
- “Many children died of malnutrition and diseases here in the camp and elsewhere, which show that the UN is not able to protect the IDPs. So, let them transfer us to Akobo, so that we can unite and die together with our people.”
- “If transferred to Akobo, some of us would be able to farm and feed themselves if the government does not attack us.”
- “The Bor community also want us removed from their area, so remove us from their area.”
- “We know that the government prevent food and other supply to Akobo and other rebels control zones, but the government does not feed us here, so we will be better off if reallocated to Akobo where some of us will reunite with their relatives.”
According to the IDPs report, these populations have remained trapped in Bor since December 18th -2013, citing fears of being killed if they “move beyond the UNMISS gates”.
Earlier reports indicated that more than 30 individuals, from the Nuer ethnic group, were targeted after visiting Bor Hospital, airport, and local market.
This report was filed and endorsed by the following community leaders:
|S/NO||Name in full||Position||Block|
|Rev. William Tut Diit||Chair person of community||02|
|Ustaz Gabrial Gaugau Kulang||D/Chair person of community||10|
|Evang David Gin Khor||Secretary of community||02|
|Mr. James Yar Diew||Finance Secretary||07|
|Mrs. Elizabeth Nyayok Duer||Women representative||01|
|Dr William Wiyual Kong||Heath coordinator||09|
|Ustaz James Chakuen Gatluak||Educational coordinator||01|
|Mr. Duoth Biel Rut||Leader of block two||02|
|Mr. James Khor Chol||Leader of block six||06|
|Ustaz Ruot Nguot Machar||Leader of block five||05|
|Mr. Peter Baab Both||Leader of block seven||07|
|Mr. John Manong Wei||Leader of block nine||09|
|Ustaz John Ding Rim||Leader of block three||03|
“With honor, we are optimistic to your kind highly consideration.”
Cc: H: E Governor of Jonglei State
Cc: R T Hon speaker JS/B
Cc: Judiciary representative of legal affairs
Cc: UNMISS Commander of Jonglei state –Bor
Cc: UN camp manager in Bor
Cc: Community file