28 January 2013 – Fleeing clashes that erupted in Jonglei State’s Pibor town yesterday, residents have been taking refugee at two UNMISS county support bases (CSBs) in the area.
Some 2,000 civilians arrived at the new UNMISS CSB yesterday, and 1,000 remained there this morning. Another 400 went to an older CSB the mission had recently transferred from.
UNMISS is providing water and medical treatment for the civilians, and troops are guarding the area where they are staying. UNMISS military is also conducting patrols in and around Pibor town.
The mission is following up with local authorities to determine exact details of the fighting.