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Over 5,000 returnees from Sudan receive assistance in Unity State

At least some 6,000 returnees who fled conflict in neighboring Sudan have received humanitarian assistance in Rotriah North County of Unity State.

Chieng Stephen Keah, a local humanitarian worker in Unity State said on Monday that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other partners donated plastic sheet, mosquito nets, blankets, sleeping mats, Jerri cans and buckets.

“We only donated non- food items to 6,000 registered returnees of which we have managed to register 1,000 households equivalent to 6,000 individuals,” said Keah.

Keah noted that the returnees who have been unregistered in Rotriah are believed to be many.

He also said that plans are underway to distribute cash to registered returnees who came from Sudan and settled in Rotriah North.

“All humanitarian partners are responding to rescue returnees from hunger and starvation including shelters and protection,” Keah said.

Hundreds of the returnees lack basic needs such as food, water and shelter as the number of daily arrivals keeps on increasing.  The national government in Juba confirmed last week, that more than 70,000 people returned following outbreak of conflict in Sudan since April 1

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