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Ceasefire monitors and an integrated team of the UN Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) have gained access to the conflict-affected counties of Baggari and Mboro near Wau after two months of restrictions due to armed clashes in the area.
Consultations with people displaced from their homes and sheltering in protection sites in Wau town reveal that inadequate housing and a lack of basic services and security remain factors that hinder them from returning to their homes.
Youths in Leer in the Southern Liech area have stated that they would like to engage youngsters from both government- and opposition-controlled parts of the region in a peace forum, preferably to be organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
With the UN, humanitarian actors and ceasefire monitors still being denied access to conflict-affected areas to the west and southwest of Wau, it is likely that the situation for remaining residents has deteriorated.
Internally displaced persons, staying next to the permanent base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in the suburbs of Yei town, welcome the ongoing peace talks in Sudan but want to see practical results.