Abyei: 2,391 families displaced by violence require aid
A local official says 2,391 homes uprooted by recent assaults in disputed Abyei require urgent humanitarian help.
Last week, armed men from the Sudanese Misseriya group assaulted Dinka Ngok communities, killing 40 and injuring 26.
Last week’s assaults displaced 2,391 homes, according to Santino Deng, Abyei’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Head.
The families were moved from Kolom, Amiet, Noong, and Dokura, according to the official.
The displaced households in Noong total 1,125 people, Dokura has 199 homes with 995 people and Kolom has 250 houses with 1,250 people, according to Deng.
Deng said that IDPs should be helped next week.
“We spoke about water, food, medicine, and cleanliness since the rainy season is coming,” Deng remarked.
According to Area Security Adviser Keilek Kon, the 26 individuals injured in the incident are currently healing.
Mr. Keilek also reported improved security.
“The 26 injured in the latest Misseriya incident are doing well in hospital,” he stated.
Despite attempts by the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments to address the issue, violence has persisted in Abyei.
Last month, the US instructed UNISFA forces to take all necessary measures, including force, to defend people in Abyei.
UNISFA’s mission is to protect citizens from physical assault, safeguard the region from unwanted intrusions, and guarantee security.