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Bor returnees receive NFI from Red Cross

Author : | Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The South Sudan Red Cross Society is distributing nonfood items to returnees in Bor, Jonglei Sate.

The distribution targets more than 600 families, who returned from mainly Lakes State, the neighboring Uganda and Kenya.

Each family receives an emergency shelter with a kitchen set, plastic chairs, jerry cans, washing soap, blanket and mosquito nets.

“It is already the rainy season, as you can see now with this situation of the rain, many families are returning back with their children and they don’t have shelters, they found their shelters destroyed,” said David Gai Deer, director of the South Sudan Red Cross Society in Jonglei.

Aluel Ajak is one of the returnees from Uganda. She urges the aid agencies to also offer food assistance.

“Now we may use plastic sheets, mosquito nets and blankets for sleeping, but how about hunger,” she asked.

“We came from Uganda, some from Guolyar. We left the cards there. We are hungry now.”

The returnees fled the fighting between the government and the SPLM in Opposition in December 2013.

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