Statement on Malakal Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson, UNMISS Juba, 29 January, 2017
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) remains deeply concerned about the outbreak of fighting between the SPLA and SPLA in Opposition in and around Malakal town, including intermittent shelling that has been reported over the last few days. UNMISS reports that on Sunday, the situation in the town remained tense.
The Mission continues to patrol regularly in Malakal and reports that the town is largely deserted.
The Mission reiterates its call on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and fully implement the peace agreement.
UNMISS will continue to act within its capacity to protect South Sudanese civilians in imminent danger and calls on all parties to silence the guns to enable the movement of humanitarian aid and personnel to affected areas.