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AL-JAMAAM - 27 Mar 2013

Over 1000 new refugees recently at Jamaam camp

Al-Jamaam refugee camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State has just received approximately one thousand new refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile state following recent fighting in south Kurmuk.

The refugees complained of the poor conditions endured by children and women en route to the camp as most had to travel with minimal supplies.

Chief Al Nur Saeed, from al-Jamaam camp, told Radio Tamazuj from Maban county that there is a continuous flow of refugees from various parts of Blue Nile state into the camp.

As of yesterday, over one thousand new refugees were registered at the camp, having been provided with plastic sheeting and other forms of humanitarian aid.

While most of the refugees have now arrived safely, the lack of food and supplies has left many exhausted and in poor health, particularly those who are vulnerable such as children and the elderly.

People have been fleeing Blue Nile state since the Sudanese government and rebel groups, including the SPLA-N began fighting early last year.

Tamazuj photo: Yida Refugee Camp