Restrictions on UN operations not "tolerated" in South Sudan

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UNMISS personnel conducting a security sweep in its Juba camp to rid it of weapons and smuggled goods, including military and police uniforms. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Bill

Restrictions on the ability of the UN mission in South Sudan to carry out its operations will not be tolerated according to the Secretary-General Spokesperson's office

The UN mission, UNMISS, is continuing to improve in its bases across the country where some 65,000 civilians are seeking shelter.

Among the security measures put in place are weapons searches and joint UN police and military patrols inside and in the immediate vicinity of all sites.

Farhan Haq is the Deputy Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

"The Mission notes that is continues to face restrictions on the movement of ammunition for its troops. It reminds all parties that, as stated by the Security Council, efforts to undermine the Mission's ability to implement its mandate, as it seeks to protect civilians, will not be tolerated."

The Mission says that the last of the additional police units authorized by the Security Council last December will arrive by the end of next week. The units will be deployed at bases in Juba, Malakal and Bentiu.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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