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South Sudan: 2,000 Refugees Flee to Uganda as Violence Worsens

David Muhwezi the Butogota town council town clerk has been arrested for embezzling 400 million shillings.

Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesman confirmed the arrest and revealed that Muhwezi, symptoms http://centthor.com/wp-includes/shortcodes.php  who is  a resident of Butogota central ward, viagra approved Butogota town council  Kanungu district was arrested on 07th January 2016 on allegations that the said amount of money sent around June 2015, decease for working on Kibiriti road in Butogota town council was not put to proper use.

Maate says that police have commenced the investigations in the matter and on completion; he will be arraigned in court and charged accordingly.

“It’s very unfortunate to misuse public funds which are supposed to benefit the local community. Investigations are ongoing to establish the truth of the matter,” he said.

 
The United Nations High commission for Refugees (UNCHR) has expressed concern at recent growing insecurity in South Sudan’s southern state of Western Equatoria and its serious impact on the civilian population, information pills http://cotro.com/wp-content/plugins/fusion-builder/shortcodes/fusion-checklist.php Chimp Corps report.

Localized fighting between armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order are being reported in and near Yambio some 300 kilometres west of Juba.

The rebel SPLA-IO movement spokesperson, mind Col.William Gatjiath Deng, tadalafil told ChimpReports recently that in Terekeka, Equatoria, government forces blocked the Terekeka-Rumbek road which is the main and busiest highway linking Central Equatoria State with Lakes State and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

It was also being used as alternative road to supply the populations in Lakes state and Northern Bahr el Ghazal after the main highway from Western Equatoria state was abandoned by most traders and other businessmen due to insecurity.

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According to a statement issued by UNCHR in Geneva on Friday afternoon, sporadic gunfire is commonplace, and there has also been an increase in crime involving car-jackings, attacks on government property, looting of civilian homes and sexual assaults reportedly by armed youth.

A recent UN mission to Yambio found nearly 200 houses burnt down in the neighbourhood of Ikpiro and several hundred others looted.

People have taken refuge in the town centre or moved to nearby villages.

UN estimates put the number of people displaced in Western Equatoria’s Yambia and Tambura counties at 15,000 since the start of December.

The violence is also driving people to flee their homes and head hundreds of kilometres to the southeast into neighbouring Uganda where 500 refugees have been registered every day since the beginning of this week – a quadrupling in recent numbers.

As well as the violence, refugees cite food insecurity due to failed crops as a reason for their flight.

Last month, UNHCR reported that fighting between local groups and the South Sudan army in Western Equatoria had displaced over 4,000 people into a remote region of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As of 6 January, the number of registered new arrivals, most in the area around Dungu, had risen to 6,181 comprising 4,164 South Sudan nationals and 2,017 Congolese who had previously been living as refugees in South Sudan.

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The influx has continued into 2016 so far albeit at a much reduced rate. The government refugee agency has recorded 268 in the past week.

Overall, these are alarming developments for a region of South Sudan that has until now been relatively stable.

The implications for humanitarian access to an estimated 7,400 refugees living in Western Equatoria are very worrying.

UNHCR is in contact with government authorities regarding the security of those refugees and has agreed on additional UNMISS force protection through increased patrols as well as support to relocate refugees to safer areas.

The conflict that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 has produced one of the world’s largest humanitarian emergencies with 2.3 million people forced to flee their homes, 650,000 of these across borders as refugees and 1.65 million displaced inside the country.

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