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Tens of thousands in Jonglei need humanitarian assistance

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About 100,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Jonglei State following the latest clashes between the Lou Nuer and the Murle said the Director of Disaster Management in the MInistry of Humanitarian Affairs on Friday.

"In Pibor County, we have approximately 44,997 displaced people and the other most affected County by the conflict is Likuangole with about 44,167 people internally displaced. In total, you can see we have about 100,000 people displaced who need humanitarian assistance from the NGOs and government institutions," Joshua Banak Dieu told Radio Miraya.

Dieu says the most immediate need is urgent health intervention.

"There is great need for food, water and nonfood items. People are traumatized. The only clinic run by MSF Belgium is destroyed and its equipment looted. So, there is need for immediate health intervention," Dieu added.

Dieu urged the central government to provide security to the displaced people who are returning to their villages and find solutions to the root causes of the problems.