The UN has suspended the relocation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Juba to a site outside the city after meeting resistance from those it is encouraging to move.

IDPs are angered by the dismantling of their homes and shops, and what they perceive as a forced move to a site that they feel will make them isolated and more vulnerable to attack.

“We have had to suspend the relocation process because of security incidents involving NGO staff,” Joe Contreras, spokesman for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), told Al Jazeera.

“We have encountered some resistance to the move. There have been some nasty exchanges and threats made against the staff of our humanitarian partners.” [Read more] – Michael’s Blog