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IOM to Evacuate South Sudanese from Syria

Author : | Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013

The South Sudan embassy in Cairo has confirmed to Eye Radio that 28 families will be evacuated this month from Syria to South Sudan.    

There are about 100 South Sudanese in the war-torn country.

On Wednesday, Eye Radio carried a story where the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign affairs both said the plight of South Sudanese stranded in Syria due to the conflict there –lies entirely in the hands of the South Sudan embassy to Egypt.

The Consul General in Cairo, Ashraf Farouk Akasha today says that the “International Organization for Migration is working on the process of repatriating those stranded in Syria.”

“There is coordination going on between the embassy and the International Organization for Migration, IOM, to evacuate them from Syria to South Sudan. Right now they are working on assisting 28 families, they will be evacuated this month to South Sudan,” said Amb Akasha.

On Monday, one South Sudanese in Damascus said they are living in serious conditions, and do not have valid passports or money to pay for their plane ticket home.

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