Pibor officials say Aid workers resume operation, 2months after their evacuation.
Aid groups in Pibor reportedly resumed operations almost two months after they withdrew from the area due to insecurity.
In October, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs evacuated more than 70 humanitarian workers from Pibor after threats of attacks on young people in the region.
Local youths had requested that at least 30 humanitarian workers believed to be in their posts leave the area within 72 hours. They also called for 80% employment in local and international organizations.
But with an intervention by the state government, the young people agreed to the unconditional return of the non-governmental organizations. Jay Adingora, Minister of Information for the Pibor Region, all staff were welcomed regardless of ethnicity.
“They [the young people] have accepted that all the personnel who have worked with the organizations here in Pibor, national or international, were accepted without any conditions,” said Jay.
“Now, as we speak, they have resumed their activities, and other nationals from other countries are resuming their activities here as normal.”
Aid organizations and UN agencies have yet to confirm this development.