The Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) and the UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday opened new office to monitor and register refugee returnees in Torit of Eastern Equatoria State.
Louis Lobong Lojore, the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State while inaugurating the new office said it will strengthen relations between state authorities and humanitarian agencies.
“I would like to thank the UNHCR for building an office for RRC here in the State that will enable coordination on the return of our people,” said Lobong.
He appealed to other partners to also offer capacity-building support to the state,
“We believe that having an office here will help coordinate all the efforts in identifying people (returnees) who are coming and ensuring that they have access to all social services, livelihood activities that are required,” said Raouf Mazou, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations.
Dr. Manasse Lomole Waya, Chairperson of Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, said the establishment of the office is a testament that there is tranquility in the State.
“Torit is a cradle of success of almost everything, and therefore we must be very grateful to the Governor first of all for sustaining peace in this part of our country, and we are grateful to all our donors and UNHCR for this great initiative,” said Lomole.