The African Development Bank and the UN Refugee Agency have said they are partnering to support displaced people and their host communities in South Sudan. Since the start of the war in neighboring Sudan last year, over half a million people have arrived in the country, where resources are already overstretched.
Most of the arrivals are South Sudanese who had been in Sudan for decades. Many are heading back to villages that barely have any services and where there is no humanitarian assistance available.
The Bank’s Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade,and Raouf Mazou, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, met with government authorities, refugees and members of the host community.