Sudan-S/Sudan-Refugees

Sudan to open new camps for S/Sudan refugees

APA-Khartoum (Sudan)

The government of West Kordofan in the south of Sudan and UNHCR have agreed to set up two camps to shelter more than 100,000 refugees, who fled South Sudan to the Sudanese border states.

The governor of West Kordofan, Abu al-Qasim Baraka, told reporters Monday that the camps would enable refugees to receive full services.
"The government is implementing the directives of the President of the Republic to treat the refugees fleeing South Sudan, and to provide accommodation for them," Baraka said after a meeting with the UNHCR delegation.

Baraka added that thousands of refugees from South Sudan are in the areas of Al-Fula, Khirasan, Muirram and Al-Nahud.

"365 thousand refugees have fled from South Sudan to Sudan, since the civil war in South Sudan in December, including 60,000 new refugees arriving this year."

 UNHCR representative Torino Yoshida said last week that international funding has provided only 10 percent of the $166 million needed for South Sudanese refugees in 2017.


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