The Aneet incident displaces over 50,000 people.
According to Mr. Yor Abraham, the SSRC Chairperson in Twic County, 51,000 people have been relocated in Aneet due to conflict between Twic and Abyei armed youths. However, according to The City Review, 70,000 individuals have been relocated.
Abraham said individuals were relocated from February 10th to 14th and are temporarily sheltered in Mayen Abun, Turalei, Ahony, Majok Kol, Ajak Kuac, Majok Noon. He said that the numbers are rising daily as people who had been hidden in the woods slowly re-emerge.
The SSRC Chair claimed these folks had gotten no help. Locals and payam authorities in the locations described above only provide them minimal rations.
“These people’s houses were destroyed, and they fled without even a bedsheet.”
Abraham stated the displaced individuals are from Greater Warrap, Aweil, and Rumbek, and include farmers, merchants, bricklayers, and livestock owners.
Here are some IDPs’ voices:
Adhel Dut, from Aweil, claimed she had a restaurant in Aneet Market but escaped with her two children when violence broke out, leaving everything torched.
Achai Jok Kuol, a mother of five, stated her house was set ablaze in 2013 when Ngok (9) Paramount Chief Dinka Kuol Deng Kuol was killed in the UNISFA’s convoy.
“I relocated to Aneet and lived there for ten years until last week. My sister’s home in Mayen Abun after a night in the bush,” Kuol stated.
“I was a retail trader between Aneet and Amiet marketplaces in Alek Aguok. Nothing… “Aneet’s store burnt down.” Awan Aleu said.
Yor Abraham urged the Abyei Administrative Area, Warrap State, and the Federal Government to cease hostilities to enable humanitarian organizations to examine the situation.
He stated these folks lack mosquito nets, housing, clean water, and food. Congestion has caused diarrhea and fever in young children.
Last week, Twic and Abyei armed teenagers clashed in Aneet after Abyei officials inspected Aneet and Mading-Jokthiang.
According to individuals leaving the region, Abyei Community Police murdered at least 13 people in their houses in Maker-Wetwet and Gumpeeth during the previous three days.
When asked about the death toll, Abyei’s Information Minister refuses to answer.
Aneet is the second biggest business market after Amiet. Aneet is the economic centre of Bahr El Ghazal.