Juba, 23rd October 2018. Sudan and the United Nations Development Programme on Sunday signed a deal worth 21 million US dollars to support South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State, said Sudan's Commissioner of Refugees.
Hamad Al-Juzouli said the deal is to be implemented in three stages, Xinhua reported.
The two sides on Sunday launched the first stage of the deal to provide the refugees with tractors, agricultural harvesters and water pumps at the cost of 2.2 million dollars, he explained added.
The most important stage of the project is the rehabilitation of the agricultural projects, provision of electricity and re-cultivation of lands, said Al-Juzouli.
White Nile State is currently hosting over 150,000 South Sudanese refugees inside camps and more than 88,000 refugees in the cities around the state.
A recent UN report indicated that the number of the South Sudanese refugees in Sudan reached 762,900 by September 15, 2018.