NBGs forms committee to resettle returnees

By Hou Akot Hou

Authorities in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal state have set up a committee to respond to the growing number of returnees fleeing the Sudan conflict.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, over 4,000 returnees have entered South Sudan by Monday 24th and the number is expected to increase.

Information Minister, William Anyuon Kuol said Wednesday that the state government is looking into ways of streamlining basic needs to the needy.

Anyuon said the hundreds of thousands of these returnees came from Darfur and Kordofan states.

“We are remedying them by giving them what is to necessitate their lives, by doing this it is through committees that we are setting up to go to areas of Jaac, Majok-Yithiou among other areas where thousands have arrived to this week, and that is meant to give them basic needs,” he said.

The committee will ensure that these people are integrated into their residence of origin, according to the information minister, adding that, “they are not interested in keeping the returnees in camps.”

“The government does not plan to have them in camps. The committee that will be made will ensure that they are registered and their details taken so that their sites are traced so that they are told to go there when the assistance is given,” he remarked.

The returnees are fleeing the fighting erupted between the rival military forces of General Abdellah Fattah Al-Burhan who heads the Sudanese Armed forces clashed with the Rapid Support Forces of General Mohammed Dagallo known as Hemeti.

Sudan hosts thousands of South Sudanese most of whom have been going there for business purposes.

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