Deadline for Stranded South Sudanese in White Nile Extended
Khartoum - Minister of Welfare and Social Security, Amira Al-Fadil on Wednesday discussed with the Governor of the White Nile State, Yousif Al-Shanbali arrangements made for repatriating the stranded South Sudanese nationals in the State to their country.
The deadline of stay of the Southerners has been extended to May 20th and it is agreed that they will be transferred through routes to Renk town and with cooperation between the UN and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Minister stressed.
She announced start of the transfer operation for over 12,000 stranded South Sudanese citizens and that they would be provided with food and medicines in consistent with the Sudanese values and heritage.
The Minister reiterated that the Government is committed to help the stranded Southerners get back to their country.
By SUNA, 04/05/2012