Commission Voluntary and Humanitarian Work Transport 5000 Southern IDPs
Khartoum - The Commission Voluntary and Humanitarian Work (CVHW) in Khartoum State has signed yesterday an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to transport 11,000 southern Sudan residents in Khartoum State.
In an interview with Sudan Vision, Commissioner of Commission Voluntary and Humanitarian Work, Osama El Bahi said that the total number of Southern refugees is 16,000 who were resident in camps adding that the transport was arranged by railway where three batches to be sent each month.
Al Bahi pointed out that they have just transported 5,000 and the remaining 11,000 according to him 85 percent from IDPs belong to Greater Bahr El Ghazal State in South Sudan Republic.
However, he disclosed a project to count southern Sudan IDPs in houses will be implemented within the coming days with supervision of the UNHCR according to the commissioner the interested IDPs to return home by Commission Voluntary and Humanitarian Work will offer stable location to meet necessary needs through specific plans.
Regarding prisoners from the South Sudan El Bahi attributed that authorities have released a number of them and others to follow after decision can be issued emphasizing that they will be transported by air in coordination with the government of South Sudan because of their legal position.
The commissioner also expected Southern Sudanese who are still in Kosti there is an arrangement with the UN to fund their transportation in collaboration with donors through the International Organization of Migration (IOM).
On the situation in the Blue Nile state, he stressed that they were acquainted about humanitarian situation which is improving day after day denying any forms of IDPs camps in the state because of the efforts exerted by Sudanese NGOs and the government supporting caravans.
Meanwhile, the commissioner disclosed about a big caravan heading to the Blue Nile within the coming few days with the participation of Commission Voluntary and Humanitarian Work in Khartoum state to address educational, cultural, and social and health issues and will last for 45 days.
By Zuleikha Abdel Raziq, 27/09/2011