Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
The offer was made in a meeting between Electricity, Dams and Irrigation Minister, Jemma Nunu Kumba and her Egyptian counterpart in Cairo.
Kumba says an assessment team from Egypt is expected in the country in January next year ahead of construction.
The Minister is part of a delegation of 10 Ministers and several government officials that accompanied President Salva Kiir on a trip to Egypt.
The South Sudan Ministry of Education says the Egyptian government has offered one hundred sixty (160) scholarships to South Sudanese tudents to study for academic year 2011/12.
Speaking to Radio Miraya, the Ministry's Director General for Training and External Relations, Benjamin Gabriel Apai, said that they will begin receiving applications from students starting tomorrow, and running through July 28th.
The Deputy Chairperson of Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Yar Paul, has told Radio Miraya that about twelve thousand southern Sudanese refugees in Egypt are soon to be repatriated on a voluntary basis. Yar further added that the southern government has given the Commission over SDG 4.5 million to repatriate the refugees.
Yar added that the Commission is currently taking bids from airlines to bring them from Egypt to Juba.
At least one woman was killed and several people wounded in a recent demonstration staged by Sudanese refugees in Cairo. The refugees were demanding urgent repatriation by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The head of a task force for Southern Sudan Refugees in Egypt has deplored conditions among some 5,000 South Sudan refugees living in Cairo, following the recent anti-government protests there.
Kour Mac Choul told Radio Miraya that condition of southern Sudanese in Cairo were alarming, and they were in need of urgent humanitarian help.
"Thousands of them are suffering out there," Choul bemoaned. "We need them to come back to Sudan," he said, adding, "our power is the people.
The Government of Southern Sudan has allocated 30 million Sudanese Pounds for repatriating southerners from Egypt and northern Sudan to enable them to participate in the upcoming 2011 referendum. Southern Sudan coordinator for repatriation, Kormach Chol Badong, told Radio Miraya that 25 millions SDG of the grant will be used for repatriating southerners from the north, and the remaining amount for repatriating refugees from Egypt.
The Government of Southern Sudan liaison officer in Egypt, John Chiek, has urged United Nations agencies and all international humanitarian organizations to assist in providing logistics and settlement for refugees who are intending to return to Southern Sudan. Speaking to Miraya FM, Chiek said the Southern Sudanese refugees in Egypt are lacking proper education and health services.
Chiek said over forty thousand Sudanese refugees are ready to be repatriated from Egypt to Southern Sudan to participate in the forthcoming elections.
Southern Sudan's Coordinator for Voluntary Return, Kurmach Chol Badong, says the committee responsible for voluntary return in Egypt is coordinating with the ministry of humanitarian affairs, to facilitate the return of refugees.
Chol Badong added that the committee had made great strides in its work. The Refugee Repatriation Committee of Egypt is 'extensively' touring the southern states. Badong told Miraya FM that the committee had met senior government officials, including the Vice President, Dr. Riak Machar.