Violence in Southern Sudan a concern for UN

The government of Southern Sudan has been urged to deal with security threats from militia groups in accordance with international humanitarian law.

Civilians in Sudan

The United Nations Regional Coordinator for Southern Sudan, David Gressly, says the ongoing violence in the region remains a source of major concern for the UN mission in the country.

UN Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq has more.

“Fighting in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states involve at least four militia groups, with the Southern Sudan People’s Army conducting offensives against them. Mr. Greasly urges the Government of Southern Sudan to deal with these security threats in compliance with international humanitarian law. “

Meanwhile, the UN Mine Action Service and its partners have in recent months cleared over 5.6 million square meters of land in Southern Sudan.

Their next big challenge would be to clear freshly laid landmines in northern Jonglei State.

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