February 19, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has denied reports that it supplies food and free transport to refugees returning from neighboring Uganda upon their arrival to the war-torn nation.
“The government does not provide any assistance to the returnees, but works with aid agencies that provide food and other life-saving assistance to returnees upon arrival,”, Peter Gatwech Kulang, the undersecretary at the humanitarian affairs ministry told said Monday.
February 16, 2018 (NYALA) - Head of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) South Sector office Berhanemeskel Nega said security and stability are the top priority of the Mission in Darfur.
On Friday, a meeting including the government of South Darfur, UNAMID and a number of United Nations agencies was held in Nyala to form a joint committee to develop an integrated plan to tackle issues of voluntary return, peace, security and stability.
February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Commission said the United States would soon join donor countries supporting the implementation of its programmes.
The DDR commissioner Salah al-Tayeb said a number of new donors would implement DDR projects through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which is the commission’s main partner.
February 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan’s White Nile State has reached 150,000, said the chairman of the technical coordination committee for refugee affairs in the state, Altayeb Mohamed Abdallah.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the South Sudanese refugees have been accommodated in two camps in Al-Gabalain area and six camps in Al-Salam area.
Abdallah pointed out to new flows of refugees which require the establishment of additional camps in areas that need to be provided with the basic services.
February 12, 2018 (NYALA) - The government of South Darfur State has embarked on planning the El-Sereif camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as part of a plan to transform camps into permanent towns.
The government seeks to dismantle IDPs camps that have been established in areas around the capitals of Darfur’s five states since the eruption of the armed conflict in the region.