News, Unity State

IDPs Contribute over SSP 6 million to returnees

By Yien Gattuor Mead Kuich

Jagei community association of Koch County in Bentiu internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Unity state has mobilized over SSP 6 million to help transport South Sudanese who are stranded in Sudan.

Riek Chap Chany Teny, Chairperson of the association told No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Saturday in Bentiu IDP camp.

“The money we have mobilized will be sent to Sudan to transport vulnerable families trapped in Sudan” he said.

Chap Chany said there is someone to coordinate and facilitate the return of the families in extreme vulnerability, to return back to Unity State.

An amount of SSP 6,153,500 was mobilized in a fundraising drive held in Bentiu IDPs camp.

Mr. Nhial Kam Both, Chairperson for HIV/AIDs Commission in Unity State called for Peace and unity among the IDPs.

“I encourage you to remain united in peace and unity,” Both said.

Both also urged IDPs to stare away from divisions along political party affiliations.

Last week Jikany community association in Bentiu IDP camp organized fundraising to provide food items and other necessities to returnees who have arrived in Bentiu IDP camp.

South Sudan is currently hosting more than 149,000 returnees and refugees who fled the 15th April conflict in neighboring Sudan.



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