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South Sudan’s president urges refugees to return residence

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South Sudan’s President has urged the nation’s greater than two million refugees to return residence in his first assembly with displaced individuals since civil battle erupted nearly a decade in the past.

President Salva Kiir’s enchantment on Wednesday got here because the nation prepares to carry its first elections since gaining independence from Sudan in 2011. South Sudan’s delayed elections are set to happen in December 2024.

South Sudan continues to be recovering from the five-year civil battle that erupted in late 2013, killed a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals and ended with a peace settlement in 2018. For some time, fleeing South Sudanese fashioned the world’s largest refugee camp in neighbouring Uganda.

The President’s assembly got here two weeks after the visiting Pope Francis met with displaced South Sudanese within the capital, Juba, and appealed for lasting peace.

With peace implementation transferring in the direction of the ultimate part the place elections will finish the transitional interval, repatriating our individuals from the camps in neighbouring nations ought to prime our agenda,” Mr. Kiir stated.

The President assured individuals returning to the nation of their safety, and he appealed to worldwide companions to assist the federal government in reintegrating returnees.

“For individuals who will decide to return to their recurring areas of residence, the federal government will present safety,” Mr. Kiir stated. Those that can’t return to their residence communities can be allotted land in states the place displacement camps are positioned, he stated.