UN says South Sudanese forces demanding bribes from those fleeing country Article Comments (2)
email Email print Print pdfSave separation increase decrease separation separation September 22, 2016 (JUBA) - Some people fleeing South Sudan into Uganda are being forced to pay bribes at checkpoints run by South Sudan’s warring factions, the United Nations Refuge Agency (UNHCR) said. JPEG - 30.6 kb South Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in their home country wait to be transported to Uganda’s Arua district settlement camp on 6 January 2014 (Photo: AFP/Isaac Kasamani) According to the world body, over 100,000 South Sudanese have fled to Uganda after deadly fighting occurred between the country’s warring factions in July. Rocco Nuri, a spokesman for UNHCR described as “disturbing” reports of South Sudanese refugees being forced to pay bribes to reach safety places out of their country. The world body, in a statement, said it received reports of physical and sexual assaults on a number of refugees fleeing South Sudan. Officials from both warring factions were unavailable to comment. Last week, the UN said at least one million South Sudanese have fled the East African nation since violence broke out in December 2013. A peace accord signed in 2015 has not ended fighting in the South Sudan, despite formation of a coalition government in April this year. The fragile peace agreement signed in August last year is on the brink of collapse. Over 1.6 million people have reportedly been displaced within South Sudan, implying about 20% of the population are homeless since December 2013. (ST) Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect. - No inciting violence - No inappropriate or offensive language - No racism, tribalism or sectarianism - No inappropriate or derogatory remarks - No deviation from the topic of the article - No advertising, spamming or links - No incomprehensible comments Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site. There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comm...@sudantribune.com Kind regards, The Sudan Tribune editorial team. 22 September 22:00, by Midit Mitot Loot at them, is this national army or bullshit saakit,vulnerable people are running away without any thing for their safety and you are demanding them bribery. Am sorry, repondre message 23 September 08:13, by Mun Loal Leaving your own country to the poor country in Africa for the fear of being kill by your own people. Shame on Dinka! -- To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/southsudankob View this message at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/southsudankob/topic-id/message-id For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "South Sudan Info - The Kob" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to SouthSudanKob@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/SouthSudanKob. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/SouthSudanKob/CAJb14oq_M0vPJGqm8e7CXH3e6Uk1wzvZx0zOmxX7GQwAsCEX%3Dg%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.