The United Nations has urged the government of South Sudan to protect civilians in Jonglei state following reports that thousands of armed youth were preparing to attack a rival community.
She called on the Government to act immediately to prevent a tragedy and avert large-scale violence.
Meanwhile, UNMISS has reinforced its peacekeepers in key areas of Jonglei and was conducting continuous patrols to deter potential violence. The mission has also deployed resources to prevent and mitigate conflict in the Lou Nuer, Murle and Dinka communities.
The Mission has also facilitated a reconciliation process between various communities, particularly the inclusive peace process led by the Sudan Council of Churches.