South Sudan: Return Deal Deadline a 'Massive Challenge', IOM


An April 8th deadline imposed on an estimated 500,000 Southern Sudanese to choose between returning home from the Republic of Sudan or staying on in the north will represent a massive logistical challenge to both governments and to the international community, according to IOM.

Much of South Sudan has been transit as southerners return from Khartoum and other areas in the north to start a new life (file photo).

  • South Sudan:  Return Deal Deadline a 'Massive Challenge', IOM

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 14 February 2012

    An April 8th deadline imposed on an estimated 500,000 Southern Sudanese to choose between returning home from the Republic of Sudan or staying on in the north will represent a ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Khartoum and Juba Sign Memo to Repatriate 300 to South Sudan

    Sudan Tribune, 8 February 2012

    The Sudanese government and its counterpart in South Sudan have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to transport more than 300 southern citizens living in north Sudan back to ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Returning to an Unsettled Home

    Inter Press Service, 7 December 2011

    Joyous reunions accompanied the latest batch of South Sudanese returning from Sudan to their newly independent homeland. But the returnees will face huge challenges integrating ... read more »

  • Sudan:  South Sudan - Returnees Left in Limbo

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 5 December 2011

    Some have camped for months waiting for promised transport to South Sudan, others have been and returned, disappointed with life in the world's newest state. read more »

  • South Sudan:  IOM Begins Airlift to Take Citizens Home

    Sudan Tribune, 27 January 2012

    An airlift of 12 flights aimed at carrying nearly 400 people stranded in Sudan's capital Khartoum to their homeland in South Sudan began on Friday, the International Organization ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  RRC Chairperson Welcomes 3,200 IDPs At Juba Port

    The Citizen, 29 November 2011

    The Chairperson of the Relief and the Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) Duer Tut Duer Makuach and his staff received four batches of South Sudanese internally displaced persons that ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Khartoum State Reviews Progress of Voluntary Repatriation to Citizens

    Sudan Tribune, 27 October 2011

    The Khartoum state governorate was briefed this week on progress of the return by South Sudan citizens to their homes almost four months after the country's breakup. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Limited Funds, Time Hindering North-South Repatriation - IOM

    Sudan Tribune, 13 October 2011

    Attempts to relocate South Sudanese from north Sudan to newly independent South Sudan are facing serious financial setbacks and time constraints, the International Organization for ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Returnees Continue to Arrive in Lakes State

    Sudan Tribune, 14 July 2011

    The government of Lakes state is continuing to receive large numbers of returnees from Khartoum through Shambe port, as South Sudan return to the South after its independence on ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Returnees Continue to Arrive in Lakes State

    Sudan Tribune, 14 July 2011

    The government of Lakes state is continuing to receive large numbers of returnees from Khartoum through Shambe port, as South Sudanese return to the country that became independent ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Southerners Face Struggle as They Return Home

    Inter Press Service, 7 July 2011

    In their hundreds of thousands they have crossed the border, arriving by boat, bus or on foot. After decades of civil war with the north, South Sudanese have come back home to ... read more »