Archive for August 26th, 2012


Dramatic Situation of Over 100,000 Refugees in South Sudan

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations refugee agency voiced alarm about the health situation of more than 100,000 refugees spread out across two states in South Sudan.

Women return to shelters after receiving food assistance provided by WFP at Yusuf Batil refugee Camp. Photo: WFP/George Fominyen

“With the current rain and cold, we are seeing refugees suffering from respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea and malaria,” a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Adrian Edwards, said on 24 August in Geneva.

According to the agency, there are 170,000 refugees living in camps and settlements across South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Nile states. They have arrived from Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states after fleeing conflict and food shortages.

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