UNMISS Chief Call on South Sudanese Refugees to Return Home

UNMISS chief has called on South Sudanese refugees in the neighboring countries to return home.

The new head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer called on the refugees in the neighboring countries to feel confident and return to their homeland saying the body is committed at creating a peaceful South Sudan.

The mission’s boss made the remarks on Wednesday during his first visit to the conflict-laden nation.

There are also cases on internal displaced persons (IDPs). For example in the town of Wau, about 41,000 people are sheltering after abandoning their homes citing conflict/insecurity.

The new head of the U.N mission called on the IDPs in Wau to urgently return home ahead of the rainy and planting season in April and May to avoid scenario where if they don’t they will depend on aid.

UNMISS, Shearer further said in a statement, can support South Sudan’s peace process, but stressed that “ultimately peace and stability is something that the South Sudanese need to create.”


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