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Manyo County allocates land for returnees from Sudan

Author: Alhadi Hawari | Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Returnees families station at a school in Manyo County. (Courtesy).

Authorities in Manyo County in Upper Nile state have allocated a piece of land for returnees from Sudan, according to the Press Unit of the Office of the County Commissioner.

According to the statement on its official Facebook page, the plan includes all those returning from displaced and refugee camps.

The allocation aimed to accommodate 5,000 households began last December.

Commissioner Peter Awon has reportedly directed the County Department of Survey and Urban Planning to continue with the distribution.

Since last year, Manyo County continued to face the humanitarian situation of those returning from Sudan due to the absence of humanitarian organizations and assistance.

Last year, the county authorities and the Catholic Church provided some humanitarian aid, but it was not enough for the returnees.

Many of the returnees reside in schools with some of them in the villages.

But the returnees, according to the county official, are still facing several issues, represented by the lack of water, health and education services.

Mr Awon appealed to international organizations working in the humanitarian field to provide services to the returnees, such as health, education and drinking water.

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