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12 stranded S. Sudanese die in Khartoum flooding

Author : | Published: Friday, August 16, 2013

A stranded South Sudanese woman stands next to her makeshift in Khartoum

About 12 South Sudanese stranded in Khartoum have lost their lives due to heavy rains and floods that hit Khartoum this month.

According to South Sudan embassy official, majority of the South Sudanese families are living in makeshift camps on the outskirt of Khartoum where there is no drainage system or water channel.

South Sudan Ambassador to Sudan, Mayen Dut Wol told Eye Radio this morning that most of the people died after buildings collapsed on them in different parts of Khartoum.

“So, the situation is actually very bad. We’ve contacted the international organizations and we have urged them so that they can deliver services to our people in the camps.

“They agreed, but still, they were not given the green light from the government of Sudan so that they can go down to the places where these people are staying.”

“We’ve written our report to our Government through the Minister of Foreign Affairs and I am quite sure the office of the President will respond today or tomorrow.”

Ambassador Mayen Dut added that there are about 227,000 South Sudanese living in Sudan – mostly in Shejara, Hag Yusif, Jebel Aulia and Ombada in Omdurman.

They’re awaiting repatriation.

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