Over 1850 returnees, refugees in dire need of food, shelter in Aweil

Over 1850 returnees and Sudanese refugees are currently in dire need of food and shelter in Aweil town of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.
John Agany Deng, Chairperson of the Information Committee and assembly official spokesperson speaks to reporters at a press conference in Wednesday [Photo: Bida Elly]

By Awan Achiek

Over 1850 returnees and Sudanese refugees are currently in dire need of food and shelter in Aweil town of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

This was revealed on Wednesday by the Chairperson of the Information Committee in the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly John Agany Deng.

 Agany told journalists in Juba, that the most affected people are in Rum-Akeer and Malual-Kuel.

“Both in Rum-Akeer and Malual-Kuel it makes something like 1,850 displaced people who have come from Northern Sudan,” he said.

Agany who represents Aweil East County in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State in the TNLA said that the displaced persons from Sudan are in dire need of food, medication and shelter.

“They have no place to stay and they have no houses, they are staying under open space and some are under trees and it is now good because it is a dry season,” he disclosed.

He called on the government and international community to support the affected returnees and refugees ahead of the rainy season.

 “But now as we are going toward the rainy season, I don’t know how the situation will look like especially when you have small children and the elderly,” he said.

Violent clashes that erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan have forced 542,000 individuals into South Sudan since mid-April 2023.

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