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Secretary-General Calls for End to Violence between Two South Sudan Communities
The following statement was issued on 28 December by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about tensions in South Sudan between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities.
The Secretary-General commends the Government’s efforts to calm the situation and ensure that vulnerable civilians are protected.
The Secretary-General calls on the leadership of both groups to cease violence and to work with the Government towards a long-term solution to the root causes of the hostilities.
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