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 the task force for the refugees
in Egypt's Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Kormac Choul Bodong, told
Radio Miraya that he has urged the government of southern Sudan to intervene
because the situation of the refugees is worsening.
Choul Bodong added that other neglected
communities like the Nubians, Darfurians and the Blue Nile citizens residing
in Egypt are expecting the government of southern Sudan to repatriate them.