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Over 10,000 IDPs in food crisis in Tombura

Children taking meal /file photo

By: Kitab A Unango

Tombure State Information Minister, Anikikumbo Mathew Aime said over 10,000 registered Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Mr. Aime said the IDPs whom most of them were elderly people, women and children had fled from Negero County following an attack which took place on 17th May, 2018 that made them homeless.

He continued that the state authorities in partnership with the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRC) have so far registered over 10 000 IDPs, adding that more IDPs were still arriving into the area.

“The government is doing its level best to provide security and place for their temporarily settlement. Right now this is what we can do according to our capacity but we call upon humanitarian agencies to provide support for them,” Mr. Aime said.

He said that the continuing fleeing of people were for fear of eminent attacks by the rebel adding that most of IDPs were elderly people, women and children

He was speaking in an interview with Juba Monitor on phone from Tombura State yesterday.

However, the Information Minister said the state was generally calm adding that citizens were happy jubilating for the reopening of the MTN mobile network in the State after three months of cut-off.

He called upon South Sudanese to work for peace adding that without peace the country would not develop. “I urge the warring parties especially those who are still carrying arms to consider peace as priority for the people of South Sudan.”

Tombura is one of the newly created States and it has been experiencing relative peace.

 

 

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