The UN Mission in South Sudan has temporarily deployed peacekeepers to Koch County in Northern Liech to protect civilians and humanitarian workers and encourage displaced people to return to their homes.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, together with local authorities in Western Lakes, has begun a series of sessions to avoid conflicts in cattle camps ahead of the notoriously resource-scarce and hence violent dry season, which typically runs till early April.
A simple task of meshing together metal pallets and bars to repair a broken bridge has provided a lifeline for communities in the Lakes region of South Sudan, enabling traders to travel more easily and ensuring humanitarian relief reaches families in need.
“I do not want children to suffer like we do in the bushes. They are our future, and we want to open the gates of success for them by removing them from the army,” said a Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition’s Lieutenant Colonel, Mawa Bosco Oliver, himself a father of six.
A bottle of water retails at 200 South Sudanese pounds or SSP (just under $1) in Boma area’s Pibor town. But that is a smaller matter. To get any kind of medical service, each member of the area’s impoverished population must have no less than 30,000 SSP ($100).
“We are working day and night to respect and promote human rights in our camps and all territories we control in the Kapoeta area,” assures Major General Yusuf Peter Lotipe, senior commander of the Sudan People’s Army in Opposition at the Lowareng cantonment site in Eastern Equatoria.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Army in opposition in the Western Equatoria region has appealed to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to support signatories to the revitalized peace agreement reached in September 2018 to speed up its implementation.