Ethnic group threatens to attack town in South Sudan

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Lise Grande

Residents of the town of Pibor in South Sudan are living in fear of an attack by a rival ethnic group, according to the UN.

Thousands of people from the Murle ethnic group have sought shelter there after fleeing from Likwangole town just before it was attacked by young people from the Lou Nuer ethnic community.

The Lou Nuer and Murle groups have a history of confrontation.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, has sent a battalion to Pibor to deter attacks by the young people who are now gathering on the outskirts.

To get an update on the situation, Derrick Mbatha spoke with Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator based Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

Duration: 4’10″

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