Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sudanese refugees in Uganda return home - Ikafe camp closes on June 1, 2009

From Ultimate Media 02 April 2009:
Uganda People News: Ikafe refugee camp for closure
Ikafe refugee camp faces closure. John Alinaitwe, the refugee officer at the Prime Minister’s office in charge of West Nile said Ikafe camp closes on June 1st, 2009.

Alinaitwe explains that this camp is set to close because most of the Sudanese refugees who have been occupying it have gone back to Sudan. He tells Ultimate Media that the remaining few Sudanese refugees in this Ikafe camp have been joined with their counterparts residing at Okollo camp in Yumbe district.

Alinaitwe says even Okollo camp could close before the end of this year if the Sudanese refugees there continue to voluntarily return home the way those at Ikafe have done.

He encourages the Sudanese refugees to voluntarily go home saying the donors were now planning to cut down their support for the Sudanese refugees and intending to help Sudanese in their homeland.

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