Sudanese return home for independence vote

Published on 07 January 2011

Tens of thousands of southern Sudanese are making the pilgrimage home in order to vote in the upcoming independence referendum. (..) "This food is going to returnees - people originally from the south coming home from Khartoum for the referendum," said Peter Smerdon from the World Food Program. "They have said their final destination, where they came from in the south, was Juba so we are giving them a two-month ration of food so they can reintegrate into their local community."

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