UN decries fighting in South Sudan's northern state

(VOVWORLD) -The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Tuesday decried renewed clashes between rival armed groups in South Sudan's Upper Nile State.

UN decries fighting in South Sudan's northern state - ảnh 1UNMISS soldiers in Leer, South Sudan, March 7, 2018. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

UNMISS expressed concern about the safety and security of thousands of civilians caught up in the clashes and called on all parties to respect international law and safeguard freedom of movement for humanitarian organizations in the Upper Nile area.

The renewed fighting that began last week in Tonga town has displaced more than 15,000 people, and flooding is hindering their access to humanitarian aid and safer areas.  

UNMISS is working with the affected communities and the government to quell tensions and support efforts to reach a peaceful resolution. UNMISS urged feuding parties to immediately stop the violence and adhere to the Revitalized Peace Agreement.