South Sudan

UNMISS Protecting Civilians in Pibor

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6 March 2013 - Over 2,500 civilians sought refuge today at around 11.30 am at the UNMISS base following an exchange of fire between an armed group and the SPLA near Pibor market.

In reaction, UNMISS deployed immediately its peacekeepers to help protect the civilians in the area. Currently, the situation is calm and the majority of civilians have returned to their homes. Within its capacity, UNMISS will continue to do its utmost to protect the civilians in the area.