Returnees struggling to start lives from scratches

Homes of South Sudanese forced out of the country during the 2016 violent conflict. Such homes cannot support returnees due to its dilapidating state. Picture by Sebit Patrick, 23rd February 2021

By James Arusi

According to UNHCR’s data of November 2020, over three hundred thousand (300,000) South Sudanese refugees returned home, with a million more awaiting return.

Most of them natives from the Pageri, Moli, Opari and Mugali,s areas of the Ma’di corridor in Eastern Equatoria’s Magwi county are overwhelmed over the relocation of soldiers from their home areas.

However , the returnees are faced with lack of tools for shelter. They have to start lives over from scratches.

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