AN APPEAL FOR RESCUE FROM HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN SOUTHERN PART OF UNITY STATE (LEER)
Nov 20, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — Dear peace-loving people and governments, it has been a horrible situation for the civil population in southern part of Unity State, especially Leer County. The violence has been almost daily and weekly since the government troops offensive attacks in May up to now. The violence includes: cattle raiding, killing, gang rapping women and girls including under age children, abduction, sex enslaving and forced labor for survivors carrying plundered things or goods to wherever the captors want. Looting, burning villages and destroying the plantations or burning any food items they could not carry, e.g. leaving the calves dying in thousands and shooting dead livestock that refuse to go with them.
The community have been left with nothing livelihood, yet when the international humanitarian, none governmental organizations such as ICRC, MSF, NRC, and WFP tries to come for rescue; Salva Kiir’s soldiers mobilize and attack civilians during air drop of food or food distribution than later they loot medications and food supplies that were brought by the organization to aid the local community.
In October 2015, mass killing of over 80 civilians included 29 children drowned during an attack and gang rapping reported. UNMISS could not help protect this civil population yet their mandate is to protect the war affect civilians. IGAD cease-fire monitors reported the violence, UN humanitarian agencies: UNICEF, WFP and FAO have reported that the community of over 30,000 are at the verge of humanitarian catastrophe, ICRC, MSF and NRC have reported the violence and humanitarian crisis looming, but to no response whatsoever, because the population is in SPLM-IO areas.
The community of leer is part of humanity that cannot be totally destroy while the able nations just watch because president Salva Kiir of South Sudan and president Museveni of Uganda have decided so. Up to today, the dying is the order of the day in Leer County. Therefore, I am appealing on behalf of the church in this community as an eye-witness of all the happenings, to the United Nation, European Union, Troika, AU neutral nations, United States of America and French government to intervene in any way possible including military intervention to save the civil population condemned to mass killing, starvation, lack of medical services, gang raping and abduction.
Rev. John Rell Bath
PCOSS Leer Perish
Unity state, South Sudan
CC: IGAD Countries
CC: AU neutral nations
CC: United Nation
CC: European Union
CC: Troika and United States of America
CC: French government