Chairperson of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission told The Citizen in an interview in his office yesterday that they expect batches of returnees from Egypt this week.
“We are expecting 2 to 3 batches of returnees from Egypt to arrive Juba this week depending on the situation there,” said Duer Tut Duer, the chairperson. “The only problem is that that some children lack birth certificates.”
The Chairperson said the commission is organizing to repatriate about 21,000 south Sudanese in Egypt back home but said as per condition in the host country 5,226 are on standby to return home.
Tut further said that about eight families were ready to come if they got travel documents in reference to his telephone call with the embassy in Egypt yesterday.
Weeks before presidential polls in Egypt there have been deadly clashes between protesters and security forces in the country’s capital, Cairo.
Meanwhile between 2 to 15,000 south Sudanese refugees were stuck in the river town of Kosti, in White Nile State, of Sudan when boat traffic towards the South was cut because of cross-border violence.
Thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months in a camp in Sudan are to be airlifted home but Duer said contradictory statements from Sudan