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KEDIBA - 7 Mar 2019

Insecurity forces closure of Kediba County schools

Insecurity in Kediba County of South Sudan’s Amadi State has led to closure of many schools, a local official said.

The county commissioner, Tahir Karared told Radio Tamazuj Tuesday that recent clashes between government forces and the rebel group National Salvation Front (NAS) also led to the displacement of civilians.

“The fighting in February has displaced people, schools are closed and people are still living in the bush,” he said.

Separately, Commissioner Tahir said his area’s citizens lack clean drinking water and foodstuffs. Tahir urged non-governmental organizations to assist those in need.

There have been reports of a surge of violence in Yei River and Amadi states, where thousands of civilians are caught in the crossfire.