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    IDPs hold Juba demo for peace

    APA-Juba (South Sudan)

    IDPs in Juba are calling on parties to the conflict in South Sudan to put the interest of their country first and work towards lasting peace.

    On Friday morning, thousands of IDPs held a peaceful demonstration at the Jebel Kujur Protection of Civilians site to send a message to protagonists meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to reach an agreement that would end the bloody conflict which began in 2013.

    The IDPs said they want to return home as soon as possible, but the vested interests by their leaders have been undermining efforts to bring stability in the country and facilitate their return to normal life.

    This, according to them, has also left the civil population divided although they have nothing to do with the conflict.

    “We are urging all the parties to leave all their interests and put South Sudanese citizens first,” said Gabriel Gatkhor, the chairman of the POC site along Juba-Yei Road.

    The latest bi-weekly update by UNMISS estimates that 38, 113 are currently sheltering within the facility.


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