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SUDAN: Managing the great trek southwards | IRIN Africa

KHARTOUM/KOSTI, 10 March 2011 (IRIN) – Southern Sudanese living in the North are on the move. More than 249,000 have left since October 2010, and thousands more continue the trek southwards, filled with hope and excitement at the prospect of starting life in their new country.

The mammoth task of moving so many people – by bus, on barges along the Nile and by rail – has not been easy, says the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC), tasked with coordinating the move with the support of UN and NGO partners.

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