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South Sudanese returnees from Israel say they suffer economic hardship


December 4, 2012 (JUBA) - Representatives of South Sudanese who have returned from Israel a few months ago have appealed to the government to help them reintegrate into the society by alleviating their economic hardship.

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South Sudanese nationals before leaving Israel for their country - (Photo Los Ageles Times)

Over 1,100 South Sudanese were reluctantly returned from Israel this year in an operation which was similar to a deportation by the Israeli government. Majority of them found their way illegally into Israel through Egypt over the years. The Israeli government refused to recognize their permanent residence status in their country.

In their meeting on Tuesday with the South Sudan’s Vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, the delegation led by Atem Aher Madit, expressed the need to economically empower them in order to successfully resettle in the home country.

Atem said since their return from Israel the government has not addressed how they should cope with the economic situation in the country by providing either temporary assistance or employment even in the states.

The delegation appealed to the leadership to help provide employment to their members in both public and private sectors. They also have a number of university students who obtained scholarships from certain Israeli universities but were also deported and are now in need of student visas in order to complete their studies in Israel.

During the returning process to South Sudan Atem said they had expected to be provided with some sort of assistance to help them resettle but that has not materialized.

The group is establishing a center which is known as Ramciel and Jerusalem Friendship Center (RJFC) which will serve as a coordinating point for facilitation and social interaction and to help promote good relationship with the people of Israel. They also requested for a piece of land in Juba on which they want to establish their center.

The returnees also plan to organize a thanksgiving celebration in Juba for appreciating their safe return to South Sudan after attaining the independence.

Governments of South Sudan and Israel have also agreed in principle to establish a Hebrew international school in Ramciel where the returned children who have begun their education in Hebrew language in Israel can continue to study the language.

An agricultural cooperative society was also planned for establishment to accompany the school project and help raise income for the parents of the children.

The Vice President told them that their concerns will be addressed through the relevant institutions and level of government.


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  • 5 December 2012 07:32, by master

    no problem u came from paradise to anthor paradise
    don’t care all will be OK

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    • 5 December 2012 07:49, by Force 1

      Master, do you think it’s a joke South Sudan is a paradise? That’s not a joke; what happened now to your life in Sudan after almost a year without oil supply from South Sudan? Do you think Khartoum will be shinny the way it’s if it wasn’t for South Sudan? Remember; your joke is empty, you’re mocking yourself!

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      • 5 December 2012 09:59, by Northern Sudanese

        Force 1
        other than higher prices, nothing has changed in Sudan so don’t worry about us!
        of course south sudan is a paradise lol it got the worst health crisis in the world, its got 98% of its economy fucked, it couldn’t feed more than half its people, over 90% of its population in poverty, wages not paid for months and the list goes on!
        so your right, south sudan is a true paradise loooooool

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        • 5 December 2012 10:27, by mohamed mahgoub

          At least they went back to their homeland& they had somebody from their govnt to listen ,try to work out a solution to their problems,on the other hand never heard of such a thing in my country

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    • 5 December 2012 07:52, by salah

      Really? Do you get deported from Paradise? And do you need financial assistance in the new Paradise?

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  • 5 December 2012 07:36, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    If returnee are able to be empower economically, then all returnee from parts of the world as south sudanese should be support by government not those from isreal themsevies.

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    • 5 December 2012 07:41, by Young Lotuko

      Mr Lam, What Other Country has returnees other than Israel? Sudan doesn’t count

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      • 5 December 2012 08:05, by Tutbol

        Just forget about it people. Our obsession with israel isn’t equating to anything as all obsessions are. If israel was really your true friend, then wouldn’t have expeled even the school aged going kids’ who would later on cement their friendship with israel. We all thank israel for help in our anya-anya one war anyway. Otherwise, israel helps aren’t that different from those helps we got...

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        • 5 December 2012 08:13, by Tutbol

          ..the USA, Canada, Australia, Norway, Uganda & Kenya. And many other nations i failed to mentioned. Donot get me wrong guys, they our ally in a hostile region to our cause, but we over exaggerate our alliance with israel don’t you see guys?

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          • 5 December 2012 10:17, by master

            mr Tutbol
            u r just begger nothing else

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    • 5 December 2012 07:47, by Ruach

      Welcome home,but you might not be in Isreal or you might adopt the Palestinian terrorists’ behaviours

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    • 5 December 2012 07:49, by Ruach

      Welcome home,but you might not be in Isreal or you might adopt the Palestinian terrorists’ behaviours

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    • 5 December 2012 14:05, by bianaathling

      Do not compare these returnees from Israel with other returnees else.Besides, be specific which returnees do you really meant to be empowered economically than these Guys from Israel?I think these Returnees from Israel need Government assistant for sure because they were not deported illegally our President has signed for their deportation.I surprise why the government is sleeping now.

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  • 5 December 2012 07:43, by Akol Liai Mager

    That was obvious as there are only 2 elements that helped form a relationship between South Sudanese and Israelis which are; 1. Palestine, the homeland of Jesus and Her Holiness Mary. 2. "The enemy of my enemy is a friend". This is my personal view anyway about Israel. Therefore, Israel is not an absolute friend until Israelis treat Africans with respect.

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    • 5 December 2012 07:54, by master

      they described u as cancer
      they will never respect u even u licking thier foots

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      • 5 December 2012 23:26, by mohamed mahgoub

        So what is problem u described SS pple as insects& still want to do business with them by begging their oil to flow through our land to get the fees& asking to help u out with disarming SPLA-N

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  • 5 December 2012 08:16, by North Face Jackets On Sale

    Obama administration and Republicans around tax increases and spending cuts impasse in negotiations, North Face Jackets On Sale the U.S. fiscal 2013, the first day of falls off the cliff the risk is rising rapidly. Men’s Denali Jackets

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  • 5 December 2012 08:58, by wang

    It’s all Dinka Dominant corruption fault, those returning people not only from Israel, but from worldwide to South Sudan wouldn’t have been suffering from financial hardship. If him and his uncles haven’t stolen all the public money. Hope he is already sober

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  • 5 December 2012 09:56, by Israeli

    Southern Sudanese were not called "the cancer" in Israel.
    The "illegal immigration" was branded as cancer.
    There are about 70,000 illegals from North Sudan and Eritrea in Israel, so no one was giving any thought about 1,200 Southern Sudanese who actually didn’t bother anyone.
    They were required to leave as their collective protection ended after Independence Declaration.

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    • 5 December 2012 10:12, by Northern Sudanese

      hahahahaa a south sudanese pretending to be jewish loooool
      70,000 was an old number and most of those sudanese were south sudanese because those numbers were made in previous years! in 2010, most sudanese in the west , australia and Israel were south sudanese and most sudanese in the gulf, egypt and far east and UK were sudanese

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      • 5 December 2012 10:28, by Israeli

        My dear Northern Sudanese,
        Hereby accept my apologies - the updated official numbers of Illegal infiltrators is about 57,193 (by end of June).
        Of them 15,210 from Sudan (aka North Sudan)
        35,895 from Eritrea.
        6,088 from "other countries" (like Ivory cost)
        The official statistics about South Sudan published: were app. 1,200 people, only about 50-100 went into hiding.

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  • 5 December 2012 10:01, by Israeli

    Additionally, those returnees were given about 1,000 Euro each as the parting gift.
    They were able to take a big ammount of luggage with them (including all the things and commodities) and they even quarreled with Israelian authorities when there was so much luggage it couldn’t be shipped at once because of the shipping cost.
    Their chidren’ve got the free education in Israel.

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  • 5 December 2012 10:11, by Israeli

    Those people were given all the free perks like health care, social services and Israeli fair working conditions.
    They have money - and they could save a fortune from work in Israel, improved professional skills and well-educated kids.
    Yet now all they do is continue to complain and demand things. Please, explain me, what makes them more unfortunate/deserving then other returnees?

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    • 6 December 2012 00:33, by australian

      Israeli: it is good that those returness don’t have any hard feelings towards Israel for being expelled. But what about the Muslim Sudanese in Israel? Is Israel stuck with them? Are they a danger to Israel? Do any convert from Islam?

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  • 5 December 2012 10:19, by manyang mawech

    Dear all
    POLITICAL ASSASSINATION IN JUBA: Isaiah Abraham (Diing Chan Awuol) has been assassinate! He was shot dead last night... I think you all know the from all website the writer known as Isaiah Abraham ; whereas his real name is Dinng Chan Awuol had been shot dead last night at his house in Juba. He is from dinka bor of Pongor. I did exchanged some emails debated with him years back. He was ve

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    • 5 December 2012 13:24, by master

      i hope the guy that all time wearing the hat (kiir) & VP follow the doomer Abraham to hell
      enjoy mr Abraham separation & this is one of concequncy that north don’t allow it to happen
      dance in hell

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  • 5 December 2012 14:13, by LOJUBA

    You she nobody cares about what you mentioned, Let his soul Rest in Peace, Bro I think you are around Juba, you know what is happening everyday 10 to 20 dying , like we are living in country of OUTLAWS,What I believe there are individuals who are planning such killings withing Juba, but there end is near , they will cry with no tears.

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