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17 Feb 2011 description
report Miraya FM

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.

21 Oct 2009 description
report Miraya FM

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.