Refugee community leader appeals for skill training of South Sudanese refugee youths

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[Rhino Camp, Uganda, TCT] A leader in Rhino refugee camp in Uganda has raised a concern that many refugee youths in the camps are traumatized due to idleness after losing their jobs in South Sudan as a result of the conflict. Mr. Sebit Martin of the Center for Democracy and Development asserted that due to idlness many refugee youths are compelled to engage in heavy drinking of alcohol and other irresponsible activities including attending night clubs.

Martin proposed that young South Sudanese refugees need to be given opportunities to enroll for vocational and skill training in trades such as tailoring, auto mechanic, electricals, hospitality among other sets of employable skills to enable them work and become self-reliant.

Eric, a refugee student said it is necessary to equip refugee with such skills and knowledge. 

South Sudan conflict has forced over one million citizens to flee their country and become refugees in neighboring countries. Millions of others are internally displaced inside South Sudan with limited access to essential ammenities. 

The warring parties signed Cessation of Hostilities agreement late last year, a move that allows the parties work out a final agreement to resolve the conflict.

Talks will resume in Ethiopian Capital at the end of this month for a possible signing of another peace pack to end the conflicts in the country.

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