Home | News    Saturday 12 May 2012

IOM needs US$ 3 million to transport stranded South Sudanese


May 11, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that it urgently needs US$3 million to airlift South Sudanese to Juba from Khartoum.

The governor of the White Nile State last month asked to move over 12,000 South Sudanese from the state capital Kosti, citing security concerns over their continual presence the river port city.

Sudan closed the river port and accused Juba of confiscating 34 barges that were being used to transport South Sudanese from the north saying Juba now use them to transport soldiers and military equipment.

The IOM decided to move the stranded South Sudanese to Khartoum from where they will be transported by airplane to Juba. The fights will start on Sunday.

However, the IOM still needs $3 million to carry out the whole operation. The total cost is estimated at $5.5 million but the organisation has only $2.5 million.

"We need to get clear donor commitments at the outset of this operation to avoid any sudden mid-way stoppage due to lack of funds," said IOM Sudan Chief of Mission Jill Helke in a statement released on Friday.

Helke further said this operation is "complex" pointing out that any disruption will have severe consequences for the people concerned, many of whom are very vulnerable.

The IOM will need to hire some 25 buses and charter up to 100 flights to move the entire Kosti caseload. It will also have to pay for medical screening and supplies, operations staff and escorts, overnight accommodation for the returnees and food.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 12 May 2012 16:01, by Waucity

    Our government can afford $3 millions...Bring them home and then let them labour in order to pay back the amount...Thanks. Everybody labour for the government.

    repondre message

    • 13 May 2012 23:20, by mohammed ali

      WAWCITY, only $ 3 millions for these poor marginalized pple. Your government called them to go to SS before the referendum .They came from different places & assembelled in Kosti.Since then they abondoned them there without shelter,food or money.Now, they can’t provide them with only $ 3 millions to maintain their dignity! that is less than 2% of the money which we know to be looted by Pagan!

      repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

False escape of Peter Biar Ajak from South Sudan to America 2020-08-07 15:58:45 By Steve Paterno In a dramatic fashion, Peter Biar Ajak, a South Sudanese political dissident, wrote an opinion article in World Street Journal (WSJ), published on July 23, 2020, the same day he (...)

How we can construct a shared vision for South Sudan’s future? 2020-08-01 09:21:58 David Nyuol Vincent To craft a shared vision for the future of South Sudan is difficult but not impossible. To surpass the perilous situation in which we are in now, we need to learn to (...)

Establish capable security force in Darfur 2020-08-01 07:43:40 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The Darfur region is destined to continue bleeding. Those who believe in that openly say whether Omer Al-Bashir is still in the rule of Sudan or deposed, the region of (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.