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In Yambio and Tambura (Western Equatoria) the situation remained tense following the recent ethnic violence between the Dinka and the Zande. Staff from both locations have been relocated to Rumbek. Some 150 people of Zande tribe who fled their homes during the violence crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to live in Siangba, a small village in the northern part of Haut Uele District. The group decided to remain at the border and some men are going back and forth across the border to assess the situation.
The security situation in Yei and the surrounding areas remained tense and volatile following the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) migration from its traditional area in Eastern Equatoria. UN Operation Lifeline Sudan (UNOLS) raised the security levels of Yei, Kajo Keji, Labone and Nimule to level 3. The following roads were declared level 4 (i.e.
September 20, 2005, Vienna, Austria - The OPEC Fund for International Development today approved a grant of US$1.5 million to co-finance a project jointly developed by the Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The initiative seeks to provide a full spectrum of HIV/AIDS protection, prevention, care and treatment services to refugees in five central African countries and prepare them for repatriation to their home countries.
The general security situation remains calm in south Sudan. However, there are unconfirmed reports from Nimule / Magwei Counties of continued attacks by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Northern traders who left the towns of Juba / Malakal after the riots triggered by the death of John Garang have not yet returned. Prices of essential commodities in these locations are not yet back to normal.
The security situation in and around Juba was relatively calm. Attacks by armed groups (bandits) or individuals from local villages along the Juba-Torit road continued. Tribal clashes continued to take place randomly in the north of Bahr El Jebel State, especially between Mundari and Dinka tribesmen. In Eastern Equatoria, inter-tribal clashes between the Toposa of Eastern Equatoria and the Turkana of northwestern Kenya continued to be reported. No major reports of activities by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) were received.
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UNHCR's Role in the South
Following consultations between the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) and UNHCR on the issue of assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, UNHCR was requested to "play a key role in assisting return and reintegration of IDPs in areas of substantial refugee return".
Commission on Human Rights
Concludes General Debate on Effective Functioning of Human Rights Mechanisms and on Advisory Services and Technical Cooperation