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PIBOR - 7 Apr 2014

Over 3,000 households returned to Pibor County

Nearly 3,000 families from the Murle tribe have recently arrived back to their homes in Pibor County in South Sudan’s conflict-riddled state of Jonglei.

The voluntarily repatriation to the area comes after the signing of Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the government and the Cobra Faction rebels led by Gen. David Yau yau. 

For his part, the Pibor County Commissioner Joshua Konyi expressed his happiness about the return of hundreds of local residents to their original villages.

The county is calm and stable since the signing of peace with David Yau yau, he told Radio Tamazuj. The official noted most of the displaced people have returned back home except those who had fled to neighbouring countries.

The commissioner predicted provision of aid assistance to the new arrivals by the organizations working in the humanitarian field as soon as possible.

Photo: A woman and child in Pibor County, Jonglei (MSF/Liang Zi)