Tonga clashes: Flash Update (As of 22 August 2022)

 



HIGHLIGHTS

▪ The escalation in tensions and conflict in Tonga resulted in thousands of people displacing across several areas between Malakal and Tonga. In Upper Nile State, as of 21 August 2022, rapid assessments estimate that 2,000 people fled from Tonga to Agunjuok; over 3,000 people fled to Abujop; a further 2,000 people arrived to Adidyang (25 km from Malakal /40 minutes by boat). In Malakal, 298 people arrived at the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.

▪ In Jonglei State, it is estimated that over 3,300 people from New Fangak have moved to Old Fangak. In Unity State, 130 people arrived in Wunkur, Ruweng Administrative Area. In the Abyei Administrative Area, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) reported the arrival of 266 people displaced from Tonga to Abu Quassa.

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HIGHLIGHTS

▪ Heavy fighting between armed factions in Tonga town and neighbouring areas in Panyikang County, Upper Nile State, between 14 and 15 August, impacted the civilian community. As of 19 August, fighting extended further east to Pakwa and south into Fangak, Jonglei. An estimated 27,000 people reported displaced to Agunjuok, near Malakal town.

▪ More people are reportedly fleeing to locations in Fangak County in Jonglei State.

▪ As of 19 August, clashes in Diel town in Atar Boma in Pigi County, north of New Fangak, triggered further displacements.

▪ Humanitarians are mobilizing to respond to the affected people.

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