Speaking to the press on Wednesday morning the state deputy coordinator, Madam Janet William Bangafu, for Refugee Rehabilitation Centre, said the centre has registered 247 IDPs. Since the Juba fighting on15 December 2013, many people fled to the state seeking for safety.
“We have today called on the IDPs to receive hoes, maize seeds and the slashes which are going to help them cultivate and support their families in their respective places.”
Madam Janet said there RRC is just trying to make sure they support them with the garden tools so that they can cultivate and stop depending on the humanitarian aid.
One of the IDPs, Lucy Jonathan, expressed her gratitude and thanked the RRC for the good job and care they are rendering to the IDPs in the county.
Lucy is one of the people the war found in Malakal but managed to reach Yambio. She said she and her husband, by December 16, didn’t even know most of the soldiers had left their camps, so the husband took them to the UNMISS camp from where they got a flight to Juba and then on to Yambio with her five five step children.
“My husband didn’t come at the same time with us. He remained behind but after some days he got shot but survived by the grace of God. He was brought to Juba and now we are living together, though there are a lot of things he is not able to do for himself like he used to,” Lucy added
The support the RRC has is giving us is helping us a lot. With the hoe they gave us I was able plant groundnuts and they have yielded very well.”
Lucy urged her fellow IDPs to adjust their life style to the new environment, rather than expecting donations like they don’t know what they have experienced already.