Akobo

First-order Administrative Division, Akobo

South Sudan

Akobo

Inter-Tribal Violence in Sudan A victim of recent inter-tribal violence receives treatment at a hospital in Akobo, Sudan. Inter-tribal violence has increased dramatically in Jonglei State recently with hundreds of civilians killed in a series of deadly clashes.
14/05/2009. Akobo, Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka. <a href="http://unmultimedia.org/photo/" rel="nofollow">unmultimedia.org/photo/</a>
Inter-Tribal Violence in Sudan Credit: United Nations Photo

Akobo is a town located in the Akobo County of the Greater Upper Nile region in South Sudan. It is situated towards the eastern part of the country, close to the border with Ethiopia. With a population of approximately 20,000 people, it serves as the administrative center of the county.

Akobo is primarily inhabited by the Nuer ethnic group, who are traditionally pastoralists and farmers. The town is surrounded by lush green landscapes and fertile agricultural land, which allows for the cultivation of crops such as sorghum, maize, and millet.

The town has limited infrastructure and basic services. There is a small airstrip that allows for occasional flights, but road connections are scarce and often impassable during the rainy season. Akobo has a few primary schools and a healthcare center, although the healthcare services are limited.

The local economy relies heavily on agriculture and livestock rearing. The Nuer people engage in subsistence farming, with some surplus produce being sold in local markets. Livestock, particularly cattle, are an essential part of the local economy, providing food, milk, and serving as a form of currency and social status.

Akobo has faced significant challenges due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. The town has been affected by violence, displacement, and food insecurity. Humanitarian organizations and peacekeeping forces have been present in the area, providing aid and support to the local population.

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Inter-Tribal Violence in Sudan A victim of recent inter-tribal violence receives treatment at a hospital in Akobo, Sudan. Inter-tribal violence has increased dramatically in Jonglei State recently with hundreds of civilians killed in a series of deadly clashes.
14/05/2009. Akobo, Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka. <a href="http://unmultimedia.org/photo/" rel="nofollow">unmultimedia.org/photo/</a>
Inter-Tribal Violence in Sudan
A victim of recent inter-tribal violence receives treatment at a hospital in Akobo, Sudan. Inter-tribal violence has increased dramatically in Jonglei State recently with hundreds of civilians killed in a series of deadly clashes. 14/05/2009. Akobo, Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka. unmultimedia.org/photo/
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Akobo is a first-order administrative division in Akobo, South Sudan. It has an elevation of 410 meters above sea level. It is also known as Akobo State. Information correct as at Sunday 4th June 2017.

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