About 6,000 South Sudanese airlifted back home from Khartoum

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Sudanese returnees assisted by IOM staff

Nearly 6,000 South Sudanese have been airlifted back home from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

They are part of a group of nearly 12,000 South Sudanese who were stranded at Kosti in Sudan for months waiting for transport.

IOM says there have been 40 flights between Khartoum and South Sudan's capital, Juba, since the airlift began two weeks ago.

Jumbe Omari Jumbe is IOM spokesperson in Geneva.

“In Juba itself, IOM and partners have finished reconstruction of another transit center. The center can accommodate up to 7,500 people, as opposed to the existing transit center which has a capacity of one thousand persons. At the moment there are five thousand residents in the center. These are the ones who come and stay may be one day or two days awaiting the onward transportation, but some of them because they have no where to go they may stay there for longer than those days.
 Duration: 30"

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