More South Sudanese returnees via White Nile
Thousands of South Sudanese continue to return from Khartoum through White Nile to Upper Nile. The International Organization for Migration and the Resettlement and Reconstruction Commission in Renk County have reported the arrival of at least 32 vehicles carrying a large number of returnees from Sudan, as well as trucks loaded with returnees’ luggage, arriving through Joda.
Mr. Fadiat Kat, the Deputy Head of the Resettlement and Reconstruction Commission in Renk, told Radio Tamazuj that a large number of returnees had been met at Joda by representatives of the Commission, together with a delegation from the International Organization for Migration and members of County Security Committee. The exact number of returnees was not known.
Kat disclosed that the repatriation had been organized by the National African Church and the International Organization for Migration.
Renk County received a large number of returnees from the time of the independence referendum until the independence of South Sudan. Thousands of returnees remaining in Abayok and Fai-War camps are complaining of a lack of basic services, as they are waiting to be transported to their final destinations.
Sources also confirmed the arrival of thousands of returnees from Khartoum, and warned against a repeat of the previous situation in which returnees were stranded in Renk County for months, waiting to proceed to their final destinations.