South Sudanese refugees in While Nile state says they have been looted by host-community members

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s refugees seeking refuge in Sudan’s White Nile State have been reportedly left destitute after their water supply systems and hydraulic components that used to pump water were looted last week by a group of Sudan’s host-communities.

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While Nile river (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

In a report released on Friday, the office of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, said the recent incident will require preventive measures to avoid similar attacks on refugee communities.

“In White Nile State their situation (South Sudanese refugees) is worsening, as host communities have looted water systems, leaving some camps without safe drinking water,” the report obtained by the Nyamilepedia said.

“These incidents of rising tensions need to be closely monitored so that preventive measures can be taken to mitigate their impact,” said the EU report.

The Office of the European Union (EU) revealed that, another attack on South Sudanese refugees in Khartoum in a separate incident forced more than 4,000 asylum seekers to move and seek refuge in a different settlement camp in Khartoum.

“Recent attacks against refugees in the Khartoum open areas has resulted in the displacement of more than 4,500 South Sudanese refugees to other settlements in Khartoum, to refugee camps in White Nile State and to other unknown locations,” it says.

Sudan remains one of the largest host countries for refugees fleeing the protracted conflict in South Sudan

 

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