SUDAN: Great expectations as numbers of Southern returnees on the rise

Monday, November 24, 2008
NGERJEBI Monday, November 24, 2008 (IRIN) - Albano Tombek is proud of his new thatch hut. "It's good to be back," said Tombek, chief of the Southern Sudanese farming community in Ngerjebi, 50km south of the regional capital Juba. After 20 years of civil war that devastated the region and caused many to flee to neighbouring Uganda, the people of Ngerjebi are coming home. "But there is very much we need: water, better health services, a school, all these are problems," Tombek said. An assessment...