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Stranded returnees receive cash

By Ngor Deng Matem

Returnees who were stranded at the Aweil East County headquarters upon their arrival from Sudan have received cash assistance from humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger (ACF).

The returnees were living in a dire situation and did not know where to go but the cash assistance has now revived their hopes of survival.

Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) coordinator in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, Mr. Akot Dut Athiang confirmed the cash remittance to the vulnerable war survivors.

“Each household received 95,000 SSP from ACF. Other support includes transportation from county headquarters in Mabil to their respective areas of origin,” Akot said.

According to the RRC county coordinator, the NGOs spearheading the transportation included IRC, World Vision, and ACDF.

Akot said that repatriation of the returnees to get integrated into their communities is almost finished because they have identified their homes.

In early July this year, a returnee child reportedly died after they allegedly spent days without food, forcing them to eat wild fruits.

Meanwhile Two weeks ago, the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission officer in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State revealed that 52, 000 returnees were registered across the state and that food distribution, in particular rice assistance had started.

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