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KHARTOUM - 9 Nov 2012

Khartoum deports 1300 more southerners

The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in Khartoum stated that it has initiated the deportation of 1370 southern citizen from the country. On Wednesday morning they deported 50 individuals through Khartoum International Airport to the Bahr El Ghazal states and Aweil town specifically.

Mohammed Mustafa Alsinnari, the Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, in a press statement yesterday said that deportation of the citizens of South Sudan came voluntarily without force. The office of voluntary work carried out the process in full coordination with the relevant authorities and identified those to be deported via several flights. The deportees are all from the states of Bahr El Ghazal.

One of the returnees, for his part, told Radio Tamazuj from Aweil yesterday said that the returnees are 50 in number and they are facing great difficulties. He stated that they had to stay more than five days waiting for deportation, but he expressed his happiness for his arrival to Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.