News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

NRC launches $5 million project to empower returnees, IDPs

By Hou Akot Hou


Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has launched a transformative $5 million project in Northern Bahr El Gazal state.

The project aims at building resilience and self-reliance among returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state.

Both beneficiaries and local authorities, embraced the initiative with enthusiasm during the launch on Monday.

NRC Country Director, Mr. Kennedy Moboga emphasized the project’s goal of empowering individuals to thrive independently.

“This project is designed to shift paradigms. We want people to transition from receiving food aid to becoming food producers and engaging in sustainable livelihoods. Ultimately, we strive to foster dignity and self-sufficiency,” Moboga said.

The three-year initiative will focus on Aweil West and North counties, with plans to expand to other areas, later.

Moboga also urged citizens to actively participate in building food security and economic independence.

Meanwhile, Northern Bahar Ghazal state deputy governor, Tong Chol Ayat welcomed the intervention.

He praised commitment of the organization and encourages returnees to seize the opportunity.

The deputy governor acknowledged the ongoing challenges faced by hundreds of thousands of returnees, where many live in difficult conditions.

The initiative underscores the collaborative efforts of the Humanitarian and Disaster Management Ministry and international organizations to alleviate the plight of returnees and refugees in Northern Bahr El Gazal state who returned from Sudan.


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