19 Jul 2019

 

Over 3,500 People Displaced In Kwajina County- Wau State

"They need humanitarian response because they ran out of their villages carrying nothing. The RRC is informing the humanitarian partners to do the usual needs assessment."

By James Deng Dimo

Wau, 08, March 2019 (Gurtong) - The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission office in Wau said over 3,500 people have been displaced in Kwajina County in Wau State as a result of Wednesday clashes between farmers and cattle herders.

Speaking to Gurtong this morning, Greater Bahr el Ghazal State Director for RRC, Mr Michael Gebatin Okello, said these people are currently sheltering in Kwajina town under trees and lacking basic needs.

Gebatin said these people come from Warbet and Alel-Dong Bomas. According to the report reaching his office today by the RRC field officer, five women are among the victims of the incident.

“There is a total of 3,530 individuals who came from Warbet Boma and Alel-Dong Boma and they are now in Kwajina town. According to the report, the cattle herders came to the farms and when they were asked to move away, they moved the cattle but the youth who were armed came back and started looting things of the individuals in the market,” said Gebatin.

He appealed for assistance: “They need humanitarian response because they ran out of their villages carrying nothing. The RRC is informing the humanitarian partners to do the usual needs assessment."

 
 
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