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Insecurity, food shortage disrupting life in Morobo – UN agency

Civilians hiding in the jungle as they flee gunshots in an undisclosed locaion in South Sudan (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 29th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said lack of security, shortage of food, lack of access to education for children and access to health care as well as the use of child soldier by armed groups are disrupting life in Morobo county.

In a statement extended to the Nyamilepedia on Friday, the UN agency pledged to respond in timely manner in order for humanitarian actors to respond to the documented situation.

“UNHCR leads an assessment mission to Morobo County in Yei …. in collaboration with South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA), United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and UNOCHA undertook a mission to Panyume, Morobo County area to assess the caseload of asylum seekers who became isolated during the outbreak of conflict in 2016,” the statement partoy read.

“The major protection concerns identified include insecurity, access to education, recruitment of children by armed forces, SGBV, access to healthcare, water, and food,” it added.

Despite the sharp decline in clashes between the parties to the conflict, issues related to food and insecurity have pushed families into worse conditions, leaving them without any means of livelihood.

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