South Sudan: 236,764 refugees returned home since 2017, says UNHCRDevdiscourse News Desk | Juba | Updated: 22-01-2021 16:10 IST | Created: 22-01-2021 16:10 IST
South Sudan received over 357,450 refugees back home from regional countries since 2017 November, said UN refugee agency, according to a report by CGTN Africa.
Reportedly saying on Thursday, the UNHCR Relief stated that over 236,764 refugees have returned to South Sudan as updated by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission's (RRC) monthly (December 2020) data. The numbers had shown a significant rise after 2018's revitalized peace agreement, it added.
The report suggested that the cross-border movements and return is a cause-effect of improved security inflows and family visits in Sudan in the time of festivity. While adding the refugees also mentioned several incidents of arrests, harassment, and extortion by authorities at Nimule border, Nadapal points with Uganda and Kenya, stating another reason for return to the country.