IOM delivers humanitarian assistance to IDPs in Tonga, Upper Nile region

Jun 22, 2018, 10:01 AM

The International Organization for Migration – the IOM, and Africa Development Aid have delivered much-needed shelter and household items to more than ten thousand returnees, internally displaced persons and the communities hosting them in Tonga, an isolated area of South Sudan’s Upper Nile region.

IOM Media and Communications officer, Ashley Mclaughlin says the distribution followed an assessment conducted in May, which found that thousands were in need, with many households recently returning to Tonga after fleeing violence between Government and opposition forces in April 2017.

She spoke with Regina Kwaje.