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[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] A donor’s delegation visited the Ajuong-Thok refugee camp in Unity State. Ajuong-Thok is the home to more than 30,000 refugees, most of them fleeing fighting from Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State. The refugees say their main challenge is about water access and food supply.
The Commissioner for Refugee Commission in South Sudan who was part of the visiting delegation, Mr. Paul John Akot, told media that the insecurity and bad road network have made it difficult for humanitarian actors to deliver food assistance to refugees on time.
The refugees raised their concerns to a delegation of donors that was being led by the ambassadors from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union.
Speaking to journalists, the US Ambassador to South Sudan, Molly Phee, said she took note of the challenges despite UN refugee agency; UNHCR is doing its best to manage the camp.
“In any sort of artificial environment there will be always challenges, but I am confident that UNHCR is doing its best with support from other NGOs to make a difference in the lives of those who need help in the camp”, said Phee.
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