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President Kiir Calls IDPs Out Of Camp

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit advised refugees at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Protection of Civilians Sites (POCs) to leave the settlement and reunite with their respective communities in order to rebuild their lives.

The president voiced this while addressing traditional leaders and Chiefs as Published by the Presidential Facebook page on Wednesday.

“You are all my people and i have not been meeting you because you locked up yourselves inside the POCs, I urge you to come out of POCs and find settlement so that you can rebuild your lives and raise your families,” the page quoted President kiir.

On Wednesday the President met in his Office with the traditional Chiefs and elders that are responsible for the Internally Displaced Persons at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Protection of Civilians Sites (POCs) in Juba.

The Traditional chiefs and Elders discussed the current situation of the IDPs living inside the POCs and tackled the ideas of resettling the IDPs to their permanent residential areas.

The traditional leaders raised lack of clean water, schools for children, health facilities and poor living conditions at the camps as some of the main challenges the IDPs dwellers are grappling with.

They told the President that, the camp residents expressed their readiness to relocate from POCs to a designated area (land) in Central Equatoria State for settlement as peace is now holding in most parts of the country .

Paramount Chief, Thomas Tut, thanked the President for accepting their call and to be given land in Central Equatoria State for settlement.

Chief Tut called upon the Chiefs in all POCs across the country to engage and bring out their people from POCs to areas of settlement so that they are able to build their lives.

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