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09 août 2020 | 22h03 UTC

South Sudan: Multiple killed during intercommunal violence in Lakes State on August 5

South Sudan Alerte de sécurité

Intercommunal violence in Rumbek Central County (Lakes State) leads to multiple people dead on August 5; anticipate further violence

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/8/2020, 12h00 until 11/8/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Juba). COUNTRY/REGION Rumbek

Event

Inter-communal clashes led to at least six people being killed in Rumbek Central County (Lakes State) on Wednesday, August 5. The fighting reportedly involved the Nyang and Amothnhom sections of the Kuei community, with the initial confrontation between two men leading to a gunfight between the two groups.

Further violence in the area cannot be ruled out in the near term.

Context

South Sudan has been wracked by years of political, interethnic, and intercommunal violence amid the country's long civil war.

Advice

Due to the high threat of intercommunal conflict and violent crime, all travel to South Sudan should be subject to a thorough localized threat assessment and undertaken in coordination with a trusted security provider. Members are advised to subject all travel, particularly to remote and rural areas, to strict journey management protocols. Avoid travel at night, vary routines, and maintain a heightened sense of situational awareness. Monitor local media sources to remain apprised of security-related developments and adhere to any directives issued by local authorities.

 

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