Aid agencies gain access as violence in Pibor County increases

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South Sudanese family near Pibor, Jonglei State.

Some 10,000 people who have been stranded in the bush in Pibor county, Jonglei, South Sudan following clashes between state and non-state actors, are now receiving assistance for the first time this year.

Toby Lanzer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, said this is a significant breakthrough for the aid agencies to reach these people, some of whom require immediate medical attention.

In this interview with UN Radio's Mamadou Alpha Diallo in Geneva, Toby Lanzer explains the breakthrough.

Duration: 4'58"

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