South Sudanese in Israel no longer refugees, activist says

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March 24, 2012 15:02

 
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Now that they have their own state South Sudanese can no longer be considered refugees and should prepare for return to their country in the near future, a prominent South Sudanese activist and refugee said on Thursday.

Visiting Israel on what he said is a privately-funded mission to “rescue the situation” that faces Southern Sudanese following a government decision in late January to begin deporting them beginning April 1, Simon Deng’s voice cascaded off the walls of a small hotel lobby off of Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv as he described the changes that independence has brought to the South Sudanese Diaspora.

“The country is independent so the refugee card is gone in my opinion, but when they came here they were refugees,” Deng said.

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