IDPs Call for Immediate Humanitarian Assistance in Manyo County in Fashoda State in South Sudan
Jan 2, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– On report presented by Hon. Oyath Ochol, Manyo County Commissioner stated that over seven thousand households are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Manyo County, Fashoda State, according to an official during New year 2017 festive celebration.
County commissioner Oyath Ochol says the households are mainly returnees from the Sudan, who fled their homes due to insecurity following the outbreak of the conflict in 2013.
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“As I’m talking to you now, we are in dire need of food; we need medical supplies; and clean drinking water,” Ochol said.
He attributed the situation to absence of humanitarian groups in the area saying “There is nothing that can help these people since NGOs have suspended their activities due to insecurity.”
On related issue, Hon. Kuol Bol, Member of National Parliament told press that at least seven hundred families heads have been displaced from their homes in Jalle County, Jonglei, following an attack in the area on Christmas Day.
Eight people were killed during the incident, and the attackers were identified as a group of cattle raiders from a neighboring state.
“Some of the victims have fled to Bor town, while others ran to northern part of the county for safety,” Bol added.
Hon Bol urged humanitarian agencies to provide lifesaving assistance to those who have been displaced from their homes.
The displaced need food, medical supplies and non-food items.