Nearly 3,000 Sudanese camping at Aweil North County

By Hou Akot Hou

At least 2,700 Sudanese refugees have arrived in Kiir-adem area of Aweil North County of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state (NBGs), fleeing the gun violence in Sudan.

The Minister of Information in William Anyuon Kuol revealed to the media following weekend visit to assess the number of new arrivals- both the South Sudanese returnees and the refugees from Sudan.

“We went on Saturday and it was so hot while we were at Kang-beek in Kiir-adem, and buses arrived with new arrivals. 1,000 South Sudanese came and they are stationed at Kiir-adem, Mayom Angok. And we asked for the number of the Arabs (Sudanese) and they told us that they are 2,700,” he said.

That figure is however estimate from local authorities as there is still no concrete statistics on the refugees that had fled Sudan into South Sudan and the South Sudanese refugees.

“We didn’t count them but we are going to set up a team to get the accurate number,” minister Anyuon noted.

The minister however added that humanitarian organizations are working to ensure that the supplies are delivered to them (evacuees) such as the non-food items and the food stuffs.

“The committee is going to find out the accurate number. When we went there, we got a lot of people and children were crying and the number is huge. The organizations held meetings with us and they promised to be delivering the food assistance immediately.”

“The South Sudanese will trace the families and be integrated into their original families” Anyuon continued.

The Sudanese according to the information minister will be hosted by the state authorities till the situation gets calm back in Sudan.

The ceasefire that the two Sudan warring generals have agreed to has never been totally observed as gun fire was reported in parts of Khartoum in the fighting that has entered its third week amid international community pressure filling on the antagonistic former armed allies now rivals.

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