Juba — South Sudan Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management will soon airlift 12000 South Sudanese internal displaced persons (IDPs) who are stranded in Kosti to Khartoum where nearly one thousand (1000) will be airlifted to Juba international Airport in a day.
The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin said yesterday after the Council of Ministers meeting where the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Joseph Lual informed the cabinet about repatriation process.
He said the IDPs in Kosti will be transported by land to Khartoum and immediately will be airlifted to South Sudan and added that their luggage would be transported over land to South Sudan while the other number of IDPs in Khartoum will be repatriated afterwards.
Meanwhile, White Nile State Governor, Yusuf al-Shambali, told Sudan‘s official news agency (SUNA) on Thursday that the 12,000 South Sudanese stranded in Kosti for the last few months are now due to be moved to the capital Khartoum on Saturday 12 May.
He pointed out that the relocation process was agreed between local authorities, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and South Sudanese authorities, according to Sudan tribune
The governor further revealed that the first batch of returnees would be flown from Khartoum to Juba
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