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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 16:09
Caritas Torit a Catholic Church organization has completed building and handed nearly two hundred new thatch houses or tukuls to war affected communities in Momoria and Otuhoyaha of Ikwoto county Imotong state
 
The beneficiaries lost their properties after their houses were burnt by SPLA soldiers for allege involvement in criminal activities last year leaving the citizens homeless.
 
In 2016 July, conflict erupted after Government forces attacked the area for allegedly involving in criminal activities in which houses were burnt leaving the locals homeless.
 
The conflict made residents to scatter to various corners of the county with others fleeing the country.
 
Caritas Torit as an emergency response took the initiative to build tukuls for the affected communities so as they could return home and start new life having lost their belongings during the conflict.
 
Lokideng Daniel, Boma Chief of Momoria, says the burning of their tukuls made life difficult.
 
He applauds Caritas Torit for their tireless support to the people of Momoria.
 
Daniel stresses the need for peace in the country to end suffering.
 
Marcellina Ichang, a resident of Momoria, says though the tukuls were built, the communities are still in dire need of humanitarian aid.
 
He explains most water points spoilt due to long time of stay without being used.
 
Nicolas Odwa Okong, Coordinator for Relief and Rehabilitation Commission of greater Ikwoto County, advises citizens to remain at their homes amidst challenges.
 
He reveals many citizens who fled the country for neighbouring countries are returning home due to the worsening situation in the camps.
 
Pietro Lambardini, a donor for Caritas Luxemburg that works in collaboration with Caritas Torit, calls for cooperation amongst local communities.
 
He promises to continue supporting war affected communities.
 
The building of tukuls to help affected communities is an emergency response implemented by Caritas Torit with support from Caritas Luxemburg in collaboration with Relief and Rehabilitation Commission in Torit Imotong State.
 

 

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