By Agoth Abraham
AWEIL, 03 February 2017 [Gurtong]- According to areport issued by the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), Deng Kuel Kue there are different clusters from different international humanitarian organizations which will visit the areas where these IDPs are camped in order to re-assess their conditions on ground.
“Different clusters which include, the health cluster, food security cluster and hygiene cluster have already been prepared for the IDPs assessment in Rum-Mading next week. The team will be accompanied by the government delegation from RRC, SMOH and security office to get factual information on ground.” Kuel told Gurtong on Friday.
He said the IDPs were those displaced by the 2016 hunger from their homes but wanted to go to Sudan for labour work but could not make it due to restrictions of movement of citizens from South Sudan to Sudan.
He also added that the same team will visit Awoda upon return from Rum-Mading in Aweil in order to verify figures of the 2016 Raja conflict displacement.
“Apart from IDPs who are stranded in Rum-Mading of Aweil North, there are also other IDPs who are also stranded in Awoda of Aweil Centre who were forced out of their homes during Raja conflict in 2016.” Kuel added.
He noted that over 3,000 individuals are reported to be stranded at Rum-Mading while over 1,000 households are also reported to be in Awoda but did confirm that the assessment is part of figures verification.
As NBG was hit by hunger in 2016, over 30,000 people were reported to have fled their homes towards Sudan to find ways of survival. During this migration, at least quarter of the total number was reported to have been blocked by Sudanese authorities due to restricted movement to their side while a few managed to snick into Sudan.