UNMISS protecting civilians in Pibor
6March 2013 - Over 2,500 civilians sought refuge this morning at the UNMISS base following an exchange of fire between the Sudan People's Liberation Army and an armed group in Pibor, Jonglei State.
UNMISSimmediately deployedits peacekeepers to help protectcivilians in the area. Currently, the situation is calm and the majority ofcivilians have returned to their homes.
Within its capacity, UNMISS will continue to do its utmost to protect civilians in the area.