75 flood affected families in Abiemnhom arrive in Abyei

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75 families of herders affected by insecurity and cattle raids in Abiemnhom in Ruweng Administrative Area arrived in Abyei Administrative Area in July this year.

The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission official, Mr. Deng Wuor told Abyei FM on Friday. He said majority of those who came to Abyei are children and women. They are received and camped at Ameth-beek in Abyei town.

“We registered 75 families from Abiem nhom and hold the child organization conducted a survey to know the situation of displaced families, may be by next week hold the child organization will provide some assistant to displaced families,” said Wuor.

The field coordinator of Hold the Child, a national humanitarian organization in Abyei stated that they visited the people affected by insecurity and cattle raids in Abiem nhom.

Asunta Angong Abiem said the number they counted is 289 persons. She says they will provide non-food items to these displaced people next week after approval from their head office in Juba.

Authorities in Abiem nhom frequently accused armed youth from Mayom county, Unity State of raiding their cattle and causing insecurity. But officials in Mayom have repeatedly dismissed  the allegations.