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Children in disputed Abei region lack school services

Juba, Oct 27 (Pressa Latina) Floods and recent conflict in the Abei region, disputed by Sudan and South Sudan, have led to the displacement of more than 9,000 children who are without schools, educational sources warned today.

The general director of the Ministry of Education of the Administrative Demarcation of Abei, John Ajang, regretted that the education of these minors had been interrupted because, along with their families, they left their place of origin.

According to the official, about 15 educational establishments in Abei city have been affected by floods caused by excessive rains in recent days, while three schools per capita in Rumamer and Mijak counties have also been damaged.

Regional Information Minister Ajak Deng Mian told on his part that the government is trying to get humanitarian aid to the displaced in the midst of continuous floods.

On the other hand, it was also known that recent intercommunity conflict between young people from that border and from the neighboring county of Tweak, in the neighboring state of Warrup, killed 17 people and displaced hundreds.

Since South Sudan’s independence in 2011, that country and its neighboring Sudan have claimed as part of their respective territories, the disputed area of ​​Abei, an area of ​​about 10,000 square kilometers, rich in natural resources such as oil. .

A UN peacekeeping force has been stationed in the area since 2011 to try to avoid the inter-community clashes that are frequent.

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