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30,000 South Sudan refugees in Uganda to be relocated over flooding

 KAMPALA – Over 34,500 South Sudan refugees are to be relocated a new settlement camp over floods.

 The Palorinya settlement in Arua district where they have been camped has flooded because of heavy rains in the area.

According to the Mr Bashir Mawa, the deputy settlement Commandant Palorinya said there was need for quick response to save the refugees by relocating them to the neighboring district of Moyo.

 “We are trying to avoid outbreak of diseases like cholera. The matter at hand needs immediate response,” he said.

 Mr Sohhed Yinusa, Lutheran World Foundation (LWF) Water,Sanitation and hygiene Consultant said assessments for establishment of latrines has started in the new location.

 “We can establish better latrine facilities which is reliable in this area (Lama) and other protections like physcho-social support to be given and also preparing the ground with the refugees because peace building is much imperative,” Yinusa said.

Williams Anyama, the Local Council V Chairman said the situation on ground is “dire” and needs immediate attention from the development partners in the district.

 “It is serious problem that the schools and health Centers are closed and life is becoming difficult,” Anyama said.

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