S. Sudanese refugees appeals for voluntary repatriation

By Martin Manyiel Wugol in Kampala.

 As South Sudan resumed National Dialogue on the 3rd of November 2020 for South Sudanese people to start dialoguing among themselves in an effort to address political problem that happened way back in 2013, however to ensure comprehensive national dialogue that included all citizens in and outside the country, South Sudanese living in refugees settlement called for immediate repatriation of all refugees back home urgently.

Speaking to Juba Monitor on phone from Tika refugee Zone four refugee camp, Lahat Mabet Aliec teacher by profession before he became a refugee appeals to leadership of National Dialogue and South Sudan government in particular for refugee to be repatriated back to South Sudan because being here in refugee settlements became dangerous than home “we flee since refugee are being targeted not once but for many times and there was no justice for families who lost their lives from host communities” he said.

According to Mr. Mabet refugees who further defined word refugee as “person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.” And what do they experienced here in refugees settlement, only ended up with daily suffering and challenges that are not address but not withstanding the good heart and welcoming policies Ugandan government offered toward refugees especially South Sudanese refugees and other refugees resettled  in Uganda.

Victoria Wani a South Sudanese urban refugee who wanted National Dialogue to quickly address the issue of repatriation of refugees back home because nothing is better than home. Victoria described the challenges in the camps worse than problems people were fleeing away from in South Sudan because being in refugee settlement is no good by all means particularly when peace is promising in South Sudan, she stressed. Wani thanked government of Uganda, mostly the office of Prime Minister known as (OPM) for hosting people of South Sudan close to eight (8) years, it is a great credit to government and people of Uganda for showing culture of Pan Africanism in this critical time when South Sudanese people need help from their sisterly country Uganda.
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