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South Sudanese refugees authorised to work in Sudan’s White Nile as agricultural labourers

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South Sudanese arrivals in Sudan's White Nile State wait in a shaded area for registration and assistance at Al Waral site on 12 April 2017 (UNHCR Photo)
November 3, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese authorities have authorized South Sudanese refugees in White Nile state to work for local farmers, upon the request of the UN refugee agency.

In order to bridge the gap in the lack of funding for its humanitarian operation in Sudan generally and particularly for the South Sudanese refugees, UN officials convinced the White Nile government authorities to promote livelihood opportunities for refugees in the state.

In September 2017, authorities in White Nile State issued new work regulations on livelihoods for refugees, which allow refugees to work for local farmers as seasonal labourers.

"Since then, between 40 to 50 percent of refugees in the eight refugee camps in White Nile State have reportedly started working on local farms outside the camps, according to UNHCR," reported OCHA in is recent news bulletin.

The move "enables a sustainable refugee response, and benefits the agricultural sector and local economy".

As of October 2017, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since 2013 has reached 454,660 people. The total of refugees arrived in 2017 has reached 185,025 refugees.

However, UNHCR figures show that only 513 people reached Sudan as of 15 October.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Marta Ruedas last September said the well-being of IDPs and refugees in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan has been severely affected by the fund shortage.

The Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 for Sudan "appeals for U$804 million, of which about $304 million has been received. This represents only 38 percent of the funds required," said Ruedas.

(ST)

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  • 4 November 2017 09:24, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is sad that our people are back to slavery due to lack of political vision that our leaders have for the country.

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    • 4 November 2017 10:19, by Eastern

      Jur,

      This is what the dinkas had been doing before the country’s independence; they are back to what they love most: slavery....

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      • 4 November 2017 12:01, by jubaone

        Eastern,
        Jiengeland has no war, yet jienges are unable to lead productive lives, cultivate and even feed the SS. What is wrong? The issue is the jienge himself. He is lazy and only fights, rapes or steals from others. He is unable to be of use to himself and the rest. We say, he is a "human burden". Equatorians must extricate themselves from this worthless load, otherwise we WILL NEVER prosper

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        • 4 November 2017 13:16, by Rami Tot

          jubaone

          you made it clear, this people are just rapist and nothing else, remember they have all the decision and resources yet they are the one begging people on the street of juba, you can order food before washing your, once you go washing your hand, u will get it taken by them, they are useless people in their live, they copy the northern style of leadership in s.sudan but fail miserably.

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        • 4 November 2017 13:58, by South South

          jubaone,

          Stop telling to people. White Nile State in Sudan is bordering Upper Nile State. Majority of Chollo and Nuer are there now. Instead of calling them their real names, you turn around and open your big empty mouth to say something about Dinka tribe.Equatorians, Equatorians, shit.

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          • 4 November 2017 14:12, by South South

            jubaone,

            I mean stop telling lies to people.

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      • 4 November 2017 18:45, by Khent

        Eastern

        And I suppose your alliance with Khartoum during the war made you free men? You’re projecting. How many Khartoum compliant militias were in Eastern Equatoria during the war? How many Equatorian tribes worked for Khartoum? How about the Nuer - Khartoum’s favourite tribe? Tell me if you really want to start this discussion.

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    • 4 November 2017 10:19, by Eastern

      Jur,

      This is what the dinkas had been doing before the country’s independence; they are back to what they love most: slavery....

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      • 4 November 2017 10:30, by South South

        Eastern,

        Most of South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State of Sudan are Chollo and Nuer from Upper Nile. Shut up. Do you still believe that neighbor countries will get tried for Sudan Sudan civil and eventually will join rebels to fight Kiir? Do you still believe that Dinka youth with get tired and stop fighting rebels so that you get power, what a loser!!!!! Find something else to talk about.

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        • 4 November 2017 11:45, by jubaone

          South South
          Why dont you just go and start working on jellaba farms as a cheap laborer? It is better than fighting, looting and raping. You earn a decent living instead of stealing from other people who work hard. If you wish to fight, then go liberate Abyei form your masters, otherwise eat, shit and sleep. That is what jienges do best

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          • 4 November 2017 14:02, by South South

            jubaone,

            I speak Dinka, you speak Arabic Juba. In my farm in Juba, I hire Bari to work for me and I pay them very well. They are very good worker, but they love sex, alcohol, party, food and very cheap things. I am helping them to over all these bad things, Oh, they speak Arabic Juba too, no Bari.

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            • 4 November 2017 14:24, by jubaone

              South South,
              1. Baris and other Equatorians dont give land to jienges.
              2. If jienges cant farm in their areas how can they do that in Bariland?
              3. Baris cant be hired by jienges to work on their own bari soil, Why? They could as well do it alone.
              4. A jienge cant think, he cant cultivate, he only eats, sleeps and shits
              5. You have no valid arguments, loser

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              • 4 November 2017 15:36, by South South

                jubaone,

                I am not talking about Bari land, Iam talking about Juba, federal capital of South Sudan where land belongs to federal government. Yes, Bari are working for me in my farm and I pay them. They are good workers, especially when they have alcohol. It’s raining right now in Juba. About White Nile State in Sudan, these are Chollo and Nuer, but wicked people like will use anything bogus.

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      • 4 November 2017 18:50, by Khent

        Eastern

        The Dinka were the primary target of Khartoum’s onslaught while the Toposa, Lotuka, Dindinga, Bari, Mundari, Acholi, Murle and Nuer operated in Khartoum’s vast militia network. The Nuba and Blue Nile contributed more than all the tribes in Equatoria. It’s amusing observing yesterday’s slaves attempting to smear others with a word that fits them like a glove

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      • 5 November 2017 04:46, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Eastern,

        I have a full knowledge of that during my brief stay in Gadaref and Damazin during those ays of colonialism by Jallaba.

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    • 4 November 2017 10:25, by South South

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

      Blame Riek and his IO organization for destroying Upper Nile and forcing local communities to run to Sudan, to While Nile State. We have said it here many times that war is not good for our country. We asked for dialogue, but rebels do not listen and now you are trying to put blame on everybody in South Sudan. It’s Riek’s problem.

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      • 5 November 2017 04:52, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        You seem to be an insane person. Please revisit the history of the genesis of the turmoil in the country in a sober min with a non tribal sense of mind.

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        • 5 November 2017 04:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          You seem to be an insane person. Please revisit the history of the genesis of the turmoil in the country with a sober, and non tribal sense of mind.

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