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Thousands of people have crossed from Eastern Equatoria into neighbouring Uganda in search of food.
The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission says up to five thousand people have made the journey in the past two weeks.
John Odongi Simon, acting director for the Relief and Rehabilitation commission in Torit says citizens are also looking for schools for their children.
“It is quite clear that the movement of these people is not because of insecurity, but because of food and access education,” he said.
Ten people are said to have died of hunger in Eastern Equatoria State.
State Governor Louis Lobong Lojore, said the deceased were residents of the Greater Kapoeta area, where severe hunger has been reported.
Radio Miraya reported last week that most of the produce from the last harvest in the state were destroyed by worms.
Governor Lobong, said the situation has been made worse because bordering countries have stopped traders from exporting food to the state.
The UNICEF representative in Sudan, Nils Kasterberg, said that a two day workshop has been organized on child protection to provide a common platform for dialogue between the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), civil society members and partners from neighboring Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The workshop aims to highlight child protection issues and discuss constructive methods on how to best address them.
The South Sudan Assistant representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR), Geoff Wordley, said that over three hundred thousand South Sudanese Refugees have been repatriated to the South for the forthcoming elections and the Referendum process. Speaking to Miraya FM, Wordley said that the figures of southern Sudanese refugees in Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia have been reduced. He said that the remaining refugees will be repatriated early next year.
The World Food Program (WFP) said more than 20 million people in the horn of Africa are in need of food aid due to heavy rain.
WFP pointed that the shortage of donations the Program is experiencing will make it difficult to feed people in some parts of Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.
It added that Ethiopia requested to convince Sudan and Somalia to allow it to use seaports to deliver humanitarian aid.
Cattle raid related clashes at the Sudanese-Kenyan border in Lokichoggio, between the Kenyan Turkana tribe and the Sudanese Taposa, have claimed the lives of 10 Kenyans and injured 8 others.
The SPLA Chief of Staff, James Hoth, told Miraya FM that they are still searching for causalities, pointing to an agreement between Kenya and South Sudan to disarm border tribes.