UNCHR and government relocate 650 South Sudanese refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees and Ugandan government have relocated 650 South Sudanese refugees from Palorinya to Lamwo settlement. Eye Radio quoted David Wangwe as saying that the relocation came after two South Sudanese tribes refused to live together on the same settlement.

In July, clashes erupted between South Sudanese refugees in which three people were killed and six others injured. The fighting was sparked by accusations of food theft in the farmland in the settlement.

About a hundred homes were torched and more than 20 people were arrested following the incident. Lamwo refugee settlement has a population of about 54,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled home in March 2017.

In the past two years, there have been incidents of reported clashes between South Sudanese refugees themselves.