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EU team visits S. Sudan refugees in West Kordofan


Refugees from South Sudan receive medical treatment in Sudan's White Nile state on February 28, 2017 (AFP Photo/ASHRAF SHAZLY)
January 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation from the European Union (EU) on Tuesday has visited the camps of South Sudanese refugees in West Kordofan State.

In a press release on Wednesday, the secretary general of West Kordofan government Abdel-Mun’im Mohamed said the delegation visited South Sudanese refugees at Al-Mairam and Al-Kharasana camps, pointing the visit has been carried out in coordination with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

He added the visit of the EU delegation aimed at assessing the actual needs of the refugees as well as the problems facing them.

According to Mohamed, the delegation vowed to complete the education, health and water projects inside the camps besides launching development projects for the host communities.

He added that West Kordofan hosts over 52,000 South Sudanese refugees.

Over 2 million South Sudanese refugees have been displaced as a result of the conflict that hit the world’s youngest nation in mid-December 2013.

According to the UNHCR, as of 15 January 2018, the total South Sudanese refugee population in Sudan stood at 770,110.

Other sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, but this data requires verification.

South Sudanese refugees in Sudan have reportedly been distributed in four states including the White Nile, South Kordofan, East Darfur and Khartoum states, amid concerns the current numbers will rise.

In August 2016, Sudan officially declared that South Sudanese fleeing war in their country will be treated as refugees, which opens the door for the UN to provide them with aid and fund aid programs.


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  • 17 January 15:11, by Eastern

    What the donors need to is IMPROVE the living conditions of South Sudanese refugees in the respective countries they are in.....If possible, encourage these refugees to reintegrate with the local communities. The FASLE HOPE of returning them to South Sudan, a boiling couldron, shouldn’t be entertained...!

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    • 17 January 20:32, by Kush Natives

      Stacked there! We don’t need no monkey eaters here in South Sudan. It’s up-to you, if you integrate or not.

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      • 18 January 07:05, by jubaone

        Most of these are jienge refugees who fled cuz of hunger caused by robbing and plundering luakjieng savages. There’s no more war in jiengeland and the UN must get them all repatriated even those still cowardly hiding in Uganda and Kenya. These lazy idiots must return to their luaks and start their lives anew and not wait for UN free food 😋.

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      • 18 January 09:01, by Equatoria Koko

        Kush Natives,

        Misseiriya/Rezeigat slaves like you have no place in Equatoria. Follow your folks who have gone back to their masters in Meiram.

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        • 18 January 11:21, by Pakuai

          Little boy, Meirem a Ngok Dinka country, A Khartoum is a Dnkasonyjieng country; there are criminals who are going to South Sudan, Northern Nigerians (Book Haram), Darfur criminals, so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, their Book Haram, Saudi Arabia & gulf Arabs states, some of their AbeshS (so-called ethiopians), their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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          • 18 January 14:12, by Equatoria Koko

            Pakuai or Mr Blah, Blah, Blah,

            You are either ignorant or a liar. Meiram is the HQ of the infamous Murahleen (Rezeigat/Misseiriya militia). It’s where many of your folks were taken into slavery.

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