Central Equatoria State, News

Over 500 children receive National Identity forms

By James Innocent


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and National Refugee Affairs Commissioner in collaboration with South Sudan Police, distributed South Sudan National Identity forms to over 547 beneficiaries in Yei.

These forms were specifically targeted at households comprising returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and host communities facing economic hardships.

The Commissioner of Yei River County, Aggrey Cyrus Kanyikwa, expressed his gratitude towards the UNHCR office in South Sudan and the Commission for Refugee Affairs for promptly addressing his request made in 2023.

He said it is important for everyone to have a nationality for easy identity.

“I am very happy for what UNHCR has Done including the Commission for Refugees Affairs South Sudan office in Yei for humbly taking my request into consideration that I made a year back and I thank the Commission for Refugees for taking this noble responsibility for offering a Nationality to the children of South Sudan,” he said.

He further emphasized the significance of acquiring national identity at a young age, stating, that issuing national identity forms to children is of utmost importance, as it holds little value when given to older individuals.

“I urge students and pupils to carefully fill in accurate details such as names, ages, Payam, and county to ensure proper documentation and avoid any discrepancies.”

The documents were delivered by Moses Lokiko, an immigration official from Juba.



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