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11-14-2013, 07:06 AM
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After South Sudanese Return Home, Sudan Transit Camp to Close

    After South Sudanese Return Home, Sudan Transit Camp to Close
    by Bonifacio Taban
    A railway station in Sudan that has served as a staging post for years for South Sudanese waiting to return to their homes may close later this year. The station is due to be closed after the last of the southerners are taken home.

    Among the returnees who made the trip to the south last week by bus was 45-year-old Amelia Biba.

    Originally from Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Biba moved to Khartoum during the decades-long Sudanese civil war. But when southern fighters signed a peace agreement with the north in 2005, she decided she wanted to move back home.

    Friends told her to go to the Kosti railway station, around 300 kilometers south of Khartoum, and wait for officials to organize transportation back to Wau. That was three years ago.

    She finally left Kosti at the beginning of last week when 47 buses, provided by the United Nations and the governments of South Sudan and Sudan, transported Biba and some 1,700 other South Sudanese from Kosti station back to their homes in the south.

    "We were very happy when we crossed the border," Biba said, thanking the government of Sudan "for the time we stayed with them" and the two governments for organizing their trip back home.

    Biba and the other returnees arrived in South Sudan on Friday and
    spent the weekend at a transit site in Unity State before setting off for their final destinations in South Sudan on Monday.

    International Organization for Migration (IOM) Information Officer Matthew Graydon said the mass return took time to organize because it included travel through Sudan’s volatile South Kordofan State.

    “Through the cooperation of both governments and working with local
    communities, this group was able to move safely through South Kordofan
    and into South Sudan,” he said.

    Samuel Razik Daniel spent more than three years at the Kosti transit station. People preferred to stay at Kosti, rather than risking the dangers of traveling through South Kordofan on their own to get home, he said.

    In fact, said Daniel, some South Sudanese were so frightened at the idea of traveling through the restive state that they refused to join the convoy of buses that headed back to South Sudan last week.

    But now that Biba, Daniel and thousands of others have returned safely to South Sudan, those who stayed behind are likely to make the trip, Daniel said.

    "When they hear we entered South Sudan and were warmly welcomed by our citizens, police and the army, they will begin collecting their property and coming to South Sudan,” Daniel said.

    The IOM will take people to any destination they want within
    South Sudan and provide them with enough food to last three months, Graydon said.

    He added that health concerns and overcrowding at Kosti made it "really imperative that something be done."

    The United Nations and governments of South Sudan and Sudan worked together to organize the returns from Kosti to South Sudan, and IOM officials are making final preparations to close the Kosti camp, which they expect to be shut down by the end of the year.
                  

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