Monyemiji gives humanitarian groups 72 hours to leave.
On Wednesday, the Monyemiji “an age-group” in Eastern Equatoria took to the streets of Torit town, demanding that all non-governmental organizations and UN agencies operating in Torit, Ikwoto, and Lopa counties leave within 72 hours in a petition handed to UNMISS, Head of Field Office.
This comes barely a day after Rebecca Nyandeng, the Vice President for Gender, Youth, and Humanitarian Cluster, urged the Monyemiji to take their issues to the country’s leadership rather than to NGOs on Tuesday evening.
In recent months, the group has accused NGOs of recruiting foreigners and launched several attacks against humanitarian workers.
The governor of Eastern Equatoria had temporarily halted NGO operations in the state, but he later overturned the ban after forming a committee to investigate the situation.