UN Meets Yei Local People and Leaders

Yei River
Yei River

By Radio Easter:

A United Nations team has concluded one-day meeting with leaders and local residents in Yei on the humanitarian needs.

The team met church and government leaders, partners, Relief and Rehabilitation Commission and Internally Displaced People, or IDPs, Radio Easter reports.

Citizens say rampant clashes have displaced residents, interrupted agriculture and worsened humanitarian condition after property being looted.

They describe the humanitarian situation as dire, requiring urgent aid, including food and medical services.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of Yei Catholic Diocese reports that many houses have been burned and rampant clashes between government forces and opposition in Yei River State.

Ahmed Warsame, UNHCR head of delegation appeals for help to support the IDPs.

UNOCHA head of office in South Sudan, Ian Ridley says it is remarkable to meet the people in need.

Churches under the Yei Ecumenical Relief team earlier launched an emergency appeal for humanitarian assistance to refugees and IDPs.

This article was republished courtesy of The Catholic Radio Network (CRN). The CRN News Desk provides daily, reliable, local and regional information for community-based radio stations throughout South Sudan.

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