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JUBA - 16 Nov 2013

Number of new refugees fleeing Sudan to the South decreased

Refugees continue to arrive from the Sudan into Unity and Upper Nile States, but at a slow pace. More than 225,000 refugees are currently hosted in South Sudan, of whom about 197,000 are Sudanese, with only 1,149 arriving between June and October.

This has allowed aid agencies to focus on strengthening services and providing sustainable support, this writes the  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his latest report on South Sudan. How many refugees have fled Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile during November is not yet known. The Sudan army started a large campaign against the SPLM-N.

File photo: Nuba refugees in Lelo Payam, Upper Nile State, prepare to face the rain, 3 October 2013 (Radio Tamazuj)