In Summary

  • Unmiss reported that UN troops tried to carry out a foot patrol to Wau Shilluk on Thursday but were blocked by government soldiers.
  • Government soldiers and militia members frequently attack women who venture out of the protection site.

NEW YORK

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (Unmiss) said on Thursday it is unable to locate some 20,000 people believed to have fled fighting in the north of the war-ravaged country.

The lack of information about South Sudanese recently displaced from Wau Shilluk, a town on the west bank of the Nile River, is “very frustrating”, said Unmiss head David Shearer.

“We want to find out what has happened to those people,” he said, “and provide them with assistance if they need it”.

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