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Desperate humanitarian situation in Leer, Unity State

Re: South Sudan — Desperate humanitarian situation in Leer

Juba/Geneva (ICRC), May 25, 2015 (SSNA) -- Residents slowly returning to the South Sudanese town of Leer, in the aftermath of fighting in and around the town last week, say they have little or no food and need advanced medical care.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which had to put its regular activities on hold a week ago, is the first humanitarian organization to return to Leer, which some 100,000 people have been forced to flee.

Livelihoods have been destroyed and several houses burnt to the ground in Leer. Four vehicles and all the furniture in the ICRC compound were looted. The ICRC is now working to re-start its operations in the town.

“The situation here in Leer is extremely serious. People are only just beginning to come back,” said Daniel Littlejohn-Carrillo, the ICRC official in charge. “We know of several casualties of violence in the villages around here. The needs – in terms of water, food, other forms of health care and shelter – are dire, and we expect them to grow substantially fairly quickly.”

Mary’ – her name in the Nuer language is Nyajiok Ruai –  had fled Leer with her 10 children: they ranged in age from 7 months to 12 years. The family had slept in the open; they drank bad water, had little food and were unprotected against malarial mosquitoes. When she returned to Leer she discovered that her home, made of mud and straw, and all its contents – including some ICRC food – had been burnt down.

John Jal Riak, 23, slept in the “tall grass,” in a place eight hours by foot from Leer. He said that mosquitoes were the biggest problem and that people searched for water lilies and cocounts to eat. At night, he covered himself with leaves. He is back in Leer now. “Yeah, now we are safe. The problem – we want to eat some food. The community is really suffering,” he said.

The ICRC plans to fly food and other supplies to Leer on Tuesday, which will benefit roughly 6,000 people.

For further information, please contact:

Jason Straziuso, ICRC Juba, tel: +211 922 029 071
Jean-Yves Clémenzo, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 79 217 32 17

SPLM/A-IO’s letter of appreciation to civil society organizations in the United States

May 22, 2015

Subject: Appreciation

May 22, 2015 (SSNA) -- On behalf of Finance and Resource Mobilization Committee Delegation and my own behalf, I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the Community leaders who attended telephone conferences and meetings on May 7, 14 and 21, 2015 with Hon. Gabriel Changson Chang; I am convinced that together we shall achieve more. I would like to also thank all our supporters in the United States of America for their tireless effort and support rendered to our people in South Sudan during these trying times. May the Almighty God continue to give you strength so that you can even do more for our people.

Organizing ourselves should be our priority now. We should start organizing ourselves after the 1st SPLM/SPLA Convention and fundraising events this weekend in Omaha, Nebraska. As we organize, our focus should be supporting the people of South Sudan to defeat Salva Kiir and the regime in Juba.

We must maintain our relationship and focus on transforming South Sudan in to a true democratic state free of tribalism, corruption and injustices.

Once again, thank you for supporting the cause of the people of South Sudan. Hon. Gabriel, Cde Martin Abucha and I shall all meet you in person at the Fund Raising event on May 24, 2015 in Omaha, NE.

Thokhat Khor Wiu

Director for Public/Community Affairs

SPLM/SPLA Mission Office

Washington, D.C.

No.

First Name

Middle Name

Last Name

Organization/Civil Society

1

Nyanguok

Gatluo

Riek

Nuer Community

2

Mary

Nyanthok

Muon

E. Jikany

3

Tut

Wuor

Gatkuoth

Luo

4

James

Mut

Nyang

Bentiu

5

John

Jock

Tay

Fangak

6

Nyanhial

 

Doyak

Dhol

7

James

Jiokchuor

Bol

Thorow

8

James

Bile

Thurbil

Wanding

9

David

Khan

Reath

Kuetrenke

10

Bol

Giet

 

Jingmiir

 

 

11

Mary

Buk

Kuon

Jingmiir

12

Pal

 

Puoch

Yoal

13

Chuol

Chot

Yiel

Kurmuot

14

Jany

 

Makuach

Kurmuot

15

Nyadeni

 

Yiech

Yomding

16

Nyajany

Lul

Yol

Dome

17

Martha

Nyaboth

Dak

Bupthior

18

Nyawal

 

Wang

Nyagore

19

Nyayien

 

Geng

Ying

20

Libe

 

Both

Guenye

21

Gatwech

Kuet

 

Ciereng

22

Peter

Koat

Chol

Thieng Bar

23

David

Koang

Reat

CieNyajani

24

Thiangwar

 

Chol

Thiang Lare

25

Kaway

Duop

Guin

Longechuk Youth

26

Gatwech

Jock

Both

Thiang Lare

27

Tuach

Pidor

Deng

Waw

28

Puok

Chuol

Yak

Cie Chany

29

Abraham

Juoi

Tuom

Ayod

30

Kuol

 

Thieliew

Fangak County

31

George

Yoal

Joak

Nyirol

32

Pal

 

Kueth

Akobo

33

John

Jock

Tay

Fangak

34

Gabriel

Majuet

Thong

Bul Community

35

William

Manyang

Kujiak

Nyuong

36

James

Gatlia

Tap

Jagei

37

Stephen

Machuk

Kong

Leek

38

Chiangjiak

Kuong

 

Dok

39

James

Ken

Puol

W. Jikany

40

Koang

 

Keat

Minnesota Task Force

41

Dr. Gatluak

Ter

Thach

Alliance

42

Jal

Yual

 

Nasir Community Development Foundation(NCDF)

43

Peter

Abore

 

Acholi Community Eastern E.

44

Charles

Ladu

Gore

Bari Community

 

Jagei Community in Diaspora condemns atrocities committed in Unity State by South Sudanese government

JAGEI COMMUNITY IN DIASPORA- PRESS RELEASE – 23th MAY, 2015

WE ARE HERE TO RENOTIFY THE WORLD BODIES -THEUN, EU, AU, IGAD, UNMISS AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY VIS-Ä-VIS THE HEINOUS ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR’S GOVERNMENT AGAINST UNARMED CIVILIANS IN UNITY STATE.

May 23, 2015 (SSNA) -- The Jagei Community in Australia and North America condemns the current Atrocities committed against Nuer civilians by South Sudanese Government Led by this ethnocentric President Salva Kiir and the Clannish Governor Nguen Monytuil in Lich/Unity State, South Sudan.

Tribal President Salva Kiir Mayar

The entire Jagei Community is seriously condemned the horrific acts of genocide committed by South Sudanese Government at the end of April 2015 until the current month of May 2015 in six southern counties of Unity State. The Clannish Governor Nguen Monytuil and his clannish General Matthew Fooljang under the genocidal orders from President Salva Kiir have allegedly committed the following atrocities in Unity State mainly, civilian massacres; rapping of women and underage girls; abduction of children of both gender; vandalizing; raiding and looting civilian properties such as houses, cattle and food stores.

Clannish Governor of Unity State Dr Nguɛn Monytuil Wija̱a̱ng

Civilian Massacres

First of all, Government troops and their mercenary militias commanded by General Fooljang advanced from Bentiu city to Rupkona’s Nhialdiu Payam, which was tactically deserted by the The Opposition Forces in April 2015. When they did not find the Freedom Fighters there, they indiscriminately shot at the civilian population, which tragically resulted into grave massacres. They continued their systemic killings of civilians in Buaw Payam and Koch County centre where 15,340 civilians were massacred excluding those massacred in Rupkona, Guit, Mayiandit, Leer and Panyijiar counties.

Clannish General Matthew Foolja̱ng committed April-May, 2015 massacres in Southern Counties of Lich State , South Sudan.

Koch County civilians and their traditional chiefs were cunningly lured from their hideouts by the Government’s traitorous commissioner Koang Biel Char and were later massacred by General Foolljang and his clannish armed militias. Government troops have further advanced deep into remote villages and swampy cattle camps in Tuoc-kiɛɛr and killed children, women and vulnerable civilians such as elderly, blinds and lamely crippled people. Both SPLA-Juba troops and their mercenary militias armed by Salva Kiir had carried out systematic killings of these civilians by tightening their hands and legs behind their back and burnt them alive in their traditional cottages.

These have been such unbelievable brutalities that any national government could commit against its own civilians in any nation if not the Hitler’s Nazi regime. We globally believe that the main task of any functional government is to provide vital services to its citizens. However, the South Sudanese Government is killing its own citizens instead of protecting them. The citizens of South Sudan expect their government to protect them but the government have failed the residents of Unity State.

President Salva Kiir and his tribal SPLA troops and the outlaw Governor Nguen Monytuil with his clannish militias commanded by their clannish General Matthew Fooljang Top have murderously engulfed the civilians in Unity State in late April 2015 until now.

They have shockingly been committing one of the most devastating and heart breaking massacres of unarmed civilians in recent memories. Salva Kirsch has synonymously repeated mass massacres in Unity State. These have been more apocalyptic than the December 2013 Juba Massacre. The gross Human Right Abuses they have been committing in Guit, Rupkoni, Koch, Mayiandit, Leer and Panyijiar Counties of Southern Unity State are unspeakable.

Rapping of women, underage girls and abduction of children of both genders

In addition, Government troops and their mercenary militias ordered by President Salva Kirsch and directed by the Clannish Governor Dr. Nguen Monytuil have committed acrimonious crimes against humanity in the aforementioned six southern counties of Lich/Unity State.

President Kirsch’s and Governor Nguen Monytuil’s genocidal troops and militias have been committing gang rapes against women and underage girls while abducting others. They rapaciously abducted underage children for desperate needs of militias or new recruits and others for adoptive interests.

Vandalizing, raiding and looting of civil properties such as houses, cattle and food stores

Furthermore, Tribal President Salva Kirsch and Clannish Governor Nguen Monytuil have deliberately instructed their outlawed SPLA Juba and militias to continuously vandalise civilian houses, raiding cattle and looting their food store in Unity State.

Those raided civilians cattle and looted food were taken to Mayom County located in northwest of Unity State where Governor Nguen Monytuil hailed from and some more proceeded to President Kirsch’s homestead in Warrap and Lakes States. Most of the owners of those raided and looted properties were massacred and some survivors are now dying of thirst and hunger in their hideouts in the rainy bushes of Unity State.

Moreover, the Jagei Community in both abovementioned continents has slightly considered the responsive condemnations extended to the public media by IGAD and UNICEF in relation to the government’s renewed hostilities on civilians. However, serious action with an immediate effect should have been taken against the continuous perpetuation of war crimes against humanity in Unity State and elsewhere in South Sudan.

The mass murder of innocent civilians; gang raping of women and underage girls, forceful recruitments of children into army; abduction of young children for personal adoption; vandalizing of civilians’ property, raiding and looting their possessions including herds of cattle and food stores is extremely unacceptable.

Nuer civilians have been facing these ongoing massacres since Salva Kirsch’s failed assassination attempt on Dr Riek Machar in Juba on 15th December 2013, which the government referred to as an attempted coup de tat. However, it is our full resentment that UN and other International Bodies are reluctant and seemingly having morbid

fascinations toward the mass graves of innocent Nuer civilians under the tribal government of Salva Kirsch in South Sudan.

In conclusion

The Jagei Community in Australia and North America is resentfully condemning the current atrocities committed against the Nuer civilians in Lich/Unity Stateby General Matthew Fooljang under the orders of the President Salva Kirsch and Clannish Governor Nguen Monytuil.

The World Superpowers should quickly address these atrocious abuses that the Government of Kirsch has committed against innocent lives in the Nuerland. Given a discernible authenticity that President Salva Kirsch and Governor Nguen Mony-tuil ordered an illiterate clannish General Matthew Fooljang who has so far been butchering the Nuer civilians in southern counties of Lich/Unity State.

No sensible government can afford to inflict such terrible atrocities on its own citizens in the world except this outlaw tribal government of President Salva Kiir.

The Jagei Community has extremely condemned these heinous crimes in strongest term possible.

We are seriously calling upon the IGAD, UN, AU, EU and The International Communities to speedily sanction this outlaw regime of Salva Kirsch. The President who instigated a war on ethnic cleansing that has been bifurcating the harmonious ethnicities of the citizens of South Sudan.

We urgently appeal to the mentioned International Bodies to take a strong action against the oppressive regime of Salva Kirsch and to stop these inhumane killings of unarmed civilians.

The South Sudanese Government is currently fighting against the Nuer civilians instead of the Opposition Forces in Unity State and this led to a deleterious abyss on our Nuer civil population.

This tribal President has been using our national powers to empower his Dinka tribe by hiring foreign mercenary allies such as Uganda, JEM and SPLM-North Sudan rebels to massacre our innocent civilians since 2013. We therefore urge the UN and International Communities to urgently intervene and rescue the displaced civilian survivors who are now trapped and dying in their hideouts in the rainy bushes of Lich/Unity State.

The UN, AU, IGAD and the International Communities should reverse the murderous intervention of the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni who is only supporting one tribe associated to Salva Kiir. Yoweri Kanguta Museveni has been using an internationally banned cluster bomb on our civilian populations in South Sudan.

If no concrete action is to be taken, this ethnic bloodletting will continue to take more civilian lives in Lich/Unity State and elsewhere in South Sudan.

On behalf of Jagei Community in Australia and North America, we are expressing our sorrowful condolences to all families, relatives and friends of Jagei, Dok, Leek, Jikany, Haak, Nguong and all other Naath who are currently mourning these atrocious massacres of their loved ones.

We are mournfully extending our further condolences to our fellow counterparts who have synonymously mourned for their loved ones particularly in Bieh, Sobat, Adar and Pow States of South Sudan. The Jagei Community will forever remember the loss of those innocent lives who have been brutally massacred by President Salva Kiir and Clannish Governor Nguen Monytuil since 2013 till present month.

Signed by the followings JCA and JCNA Secretariats:

1. Maley K. Wawudit
General Secretary-JCA.
2. Kuneng P. Puok.
General Secretary-JCNA.
3. Angelo K. Phaltang.
Information Secretary-JCA.
4. Malual J. Bentim.
Information Secretary-JCNA.

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