South Sudan — Event Tracking: Abyei, Kolom Clashes (Jan - Feb 2020)
The Abyei Administrative Region remains a contested area between Sudan and South Sudan. 2019 was marked by an increased number of security incidents. Violent clashes in Kolom on 22 January left 33 people killed, 18 wounded, 15 children missing, and 32 houses burned according to the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA – see report here). This led to the displacement of approximately 4,665 individuals (747 households) from Kolom and surrounding areas (Noong, Dokura and Amiet) to Abyei Town. Among the missing 15 children, six were returned and reunited with their families.