Sept 21, 2020 (Thessherald)–The UNHCR Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey has visited South Sudan and is expected to meet South Sudan’s Vice-President for Gender and Youth Cluster Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior at her residence in Juba.
According to an official statement extended to The South Sudan Herald by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the meeting is scheduled to take place at this very morning hour, and is scheduled to discuss a wide range of issues related to the refugee situation in South Sudan.
“Ambassador will meet with Vice President HE Rebecca Nyandeng today at 11 A:M at her office and will meet the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation Hon Deng Dau at 2 PM at MOFA. Ambassador Affey will brief the leadership of the country on the High Commissioner Initiative on comprehensive Solution for South Sudanese Refugees in the region,” the statement partly reads.UNHCR
Since 2018, South Sudan has become 143rd country to accede to both the 1951 Convention on Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.
The country hosts more thousands of refugees from its neighboring countries, despite all the challenges of civil war that has displaced a large number of its own population.