By Augustino Lucano
May 11, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Martin Elia Lomoro, supported his government blindly. He does not see that the South Sudanese and their families are very vulnerable.The government of South Sudan disregards its citizens purposely. South Sudanese families and their children do not respect their government that oppressed and killed so many.
Therefore, the civilians are afraid of South Sudanese government. Martin Elia Lomoro (2015) deceived the world by saying that “The members of IDPs staying in the UN camps in the country are there not because the government is not capable of providing protection and ensuring their safety but because they have decided to remain there” (p.1). These families and the children were there because they were forced out from their homes because of the fear of being killed by their own government.
Martin Elia Lomoro defends his government blindly. The South Sudanese government does not care about its citizens. South Sudanese families and their children who returned to their homes are struggling without support from the government. They lack food security because they cannot cultivate due to the fighting and the government does not provide food. Reuters (2015) reported that “The fighting prevented farming communities from planting much-needed crops during the imminent rainy season in South Sudan” (p.1).
Martin Elia Lomoro does not realize that many internally displaced persons (IDPs) are living in unsafe environments. These people are not secure. They live in uncomfortable dwellings because they cannot trust that they will not be captured by the government militias.
The United Nations and NGOs (2015) reported that “Statistics of the IDPs with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) showed that Malakal, capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile state, hosts about 21,000 IDPs, most of whom have witnessed disappearances along UN employees from the Nuer ethnic group within the last 17 months of the conflict in the country” and “Media reports have charged pro-government troops and intelligence services as well as allied militia forces of kidnapping members of the IDPs from the camps. Others were kidnapped at the airport while boarding flights to other parts of the country” (p.1).
The Cabinet Affairs Minister Elia Lomoro is unsympathetic. His government has committed grave human rights abuses in South Sudan but he pretends like his government safeguards its citizens. The government is abusing its own people. ICR to P (2010) explained that “Several civil society organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have documented large-scale human rights abuses and frequent targeting of civilians by SPLA forces during the campaign, including 24 cases of killings of nearly 100 Murle civilians” (p.1).
Also, the UN (2014) reported that “The Nuer were killed and thousands more sought protection at sites such as churches in Juba and surrounding areas. By 31 January, the incidents that are described below had led to nearly 38,650 people – the vast majority of whom were civilians of Nuer origin – seeking shelter in the PoC areas within the two UNMISS compounds in Juba” (p.1).
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