South Sudan

South Sudan: Internews e-Bulletin (January 23, 2020)

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In Bentiu, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) implements a Communication and Community Engagement (CCE) program to increase information sharing. The program operates Kondial 97.2 FM, a humanitarian radio station inside the Bentiu PoC, conducting listening groups to gather community feedback. If you have information to be shared with the PoC or humanitarians, please contact: Humanitarian Project Manager Nimaya Manasseh (nmanasseh@internews.org) or Team Leader Puot Tuor (ptuor@internews.org).

What We Heard This Week

Feedback from the Community

Thanks For Keeping The Returnees Informed

Returning families from Sudan have appreciated agencies involved in registration of returnees for keeping them informed about where to get help. Appreciation was directed at South Sudan Relief Agency (SSUDRA)

Adult & Youth, Bentiu

We Fear Conscription Outside The PoC

Residents expressed fear of forceful conscription by the military outside the PoC. They requested all concerned parties to look into the matter.

Youth, Bentiu

Thanks For The Sports Material

Residents thanked UNHCR for distributing sports material to adolescent girl players.

Adolescents, Sector 2

How Can We Eliminate Rats?

Residents complained about rats eating their food and digging holes in the shelters.
They requested concerned partners to teach them how to get rid of the vermin.

Adult & Youth, Sector 2, Block 6 supported with wheelbarrows as easy business that brings cash. They asked humanitarians to do the needful.
Adult & Youth, Sector 2, Block 6

Support With Wheelbarrows Will Help The Vulnerable

**Disabled persons said that they need to be supported with wheelbarrows as easy business that brings cash. They asked humanitarians to do the needful.
Adult & Youth, Sector 2, Block 6

Disabled Request For Sewing Machines

Disabled persons requested humanitarian agencies for tailoring machines to help them generate money to support their families.

Adult & Youth, Sector 2, Block 6

Grinding Mills Hygiene Is Poor

Community members said they are concerned about food safety due to poor hygiene and bad smell in the grinding mills. They requested partners to advise the mill operators on how to maintain good hygiene.

Adult & Youth, Sector 1 - 5

Well-done Child Protection Partners

Residents expressed gratitude to child protection agencies for the child friendly space in PoC. Appreciation was directed at UNICEF

Adult, Sector 3, 4 & 5

Do Awareness About Open Defecation

Residents reported concerns about possible outbreak of disease due to rampant open defecation in the PoC. They asked concerned partners to do awareness about the risks associated with the practice.

Adult & Youth, Bentiu PoC