Jonglei State, S. Sudan: UN Bases in Okobo and Pibor
UN Bases in Okobo and Pibor
(Juba) – The United Nations says it has established two temporary operating bases in Jonglei state as part of its stabilization plan following tribal clashes in March and April this year.
The bases are in Pibor and Akobo counties and will house 120 civilian, military and police personnel.
The head of the United Nations Mission in southern Sudan, David Gressly, told a press conference on Monday that the military component of the base will withdraw soon, leaving behind its civilian component.
UNMIS unveiled the stabilization plan for Jonglei state after tribal clashes between the Murle and Lou-Nuer in March and April this year.