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KHARTOUM - 16 Nov 2013

Arriving home after 2 years at railway station Sudan

Some 1,650 South Sudanese have arrived in Bentiu, South Sudan from Kosti in Sudan.  The UN confirmed that the African Inland Church (AIC) convoy arrived on 7 November with 1,654 people. They had been stranded at the Kosti railway station since 2011. The vast majority will head towards Aweil town (1,348 people), and the rest to Wau (300 people) and Kwajok (6 persons), UN OCHA reports.

The final destination of this convoy is the Bahr El Ghazal region. Due to limited road accessibility the convoy was diverted to Bentiu. Another 52 people, also from the Kosti railway station, arrived in Renk, Upper Nile. The African Inland Church (AIC) in collaboration with the Government of Sudan’s IDP Centre and the South Sudanese Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) facilitated this transport.