Conflict

IDPs in UN camps demonstrates for peace in Juba and Malakal

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]alakal:- The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in the UN camp in Juba and Malakal have come out demonstrating for peace in the Country.

The demonstration comes amid the derailed ongoing peace talk in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between the two warring parties.

In Malakal, the IDPs came out today demonstrating around the heavily overcrowded UN camp in the area calling for the two leaders, Dr. Riek Machar and Pres. Salva Kirr to sign peace on the 17 of this month (Monday).

Meanwhile, in Juba the demonstration was conducted last week with IDPs demanding for peace not later than 17th August 2015.

Wangdunkon Media correspondent was in Malakal and talk to several IDPs demonstrators and below are few of their respond to question of ‘why they are demonstrating”

“We want to tell the world and the UN that we want peace; we want to tell our leaders, Salva Kirr and Riek Machar to sign peace 17th of August as agreed by everyone in world” ~ Peter Nyikwac explained.

“We are tired of staying in these camps; look at how people are living, overcrowded, no enough food and we are eating only grass and lentil. So, we want those who are fighting to stop the fighting and sign peace so that we can go back to our house and restart our normal life” ~ Nyawela Isaac said in a very disappointed mood.

“We want to rescue the country and the people; we want peace now and not tomorrow. people are suffering and the leaders are turning blind us on our suffering. We are here to tells the world that we want peace and we are tired of this living condition” ~ Nyawech Stephen said.

“We want peace for this Country. I am from Darfur but I feel the pain of war in this Country as it’s my second home” ~ Said Mustafa Ahmed, a Darfurian trader who joined the demonstration.

Other participants are largely from Nuer and Shilluk as well as other minorities community like Mabanese and Murle who also lives in the camp

Categories: Conflict, News, Peace, Upper Nile

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