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Over 80,000 Sudanese refugees camp in Upper Nile state: UNHCR

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May 23, 2012 (JUBA) - The numbers of Sudanese refugees crossing the border into South Sudan increased, in the last few days bringing the total currently in Upper Nile State to over 80,000, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

The refugees, mainly from Blue Nile State, according to the UN, arrive at the border looking exhausted from long journeys, having walked for several days after fleeing their villages in the wake of continuing fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

“Yesterday [Tuesday] we moved the first 400 refugees away from the border. Today [Wednesday] another convoy has left with 400 refugees,” said Frederic Cussigh, UNHCR’s head of operations said in a statement.

He also confirmed that all refugees were receiving medical attention and food parcels to last five days before they leave the border area, with unconfirmed reports saying thousands of refugees are still en-route to South Sudan.

UNHCR expects that the onset of the rainy season is likely to worsen the conditions of roads. A convoy reportedly took four hours to cover a 20km stretch, forcing refugees on board to spend the night in Jamam, Upper Nile.

“They are now on their way to Yusuf Batil. Convoy vehicles require a full day to return to Elfoj for the next round,” noted Cussigh.

The UN refugee agency, according to the statement, has set up 300 tents in Yusuf Batil, the third refugee settlement camp established in Upper Nile after Doro and Jaman to accommodate new arrivals, who are usually registered before non-food items are distributed to them.

Yusuf Batil, it says, was established in a bid to reduce pressure on Jaman’s limited water supply and prevent the possible outbreak of diseases.

With the rapidly growing refugee population, UNHCR notes that availability of potable water remains one of the “critical” issues confronting humanitarian actors in Upper Nile State. The situation, it says, could worsen in South Sudan, where only 5% of the general population, according to UN indicators, has access to a regular supply of clean water.

Meanwhile, a landmark agreement has reportedly been reached among humanitarian partners on the prospect of constructing a 14 km of pipeline to guarantee the continued supply of water to Jamam.

“The situation in Upper Nile is striking. The combination of black cotton soil and lack of adequate drilling equipment and consumables have thus far hampered extensive efforts to alleviate water shortages in refugee settlements,” Andrea Cippa, UNHCR’s regional water and sanitation coordinator notes in the statement.

“As part of the continuing effort to identify water sources, we airlifted two rigs to Yusuf Batil last week following favorable hydrogeological surveillance. We are also continuing drilling efforts in the Doro and Jamam settlements,” he added.

However, to further address the possible outbreak of water-related disease, medical and other humanitarian actors have reportedly drawn up contingency plans, and pre-positioned medical supplies and treatment units.

South Sudan, according to UNHCR, is currently hosting close to 150,000 refugees in the states of Central Equatoria (10,900), Jonglei (3,500), Unity (38,300), Upper Nile (80,000) and Western Equatoria (15,600), with majority of them reportedly originating from Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and Sudan.

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  • 24 May 2012 10:28, by SEE ME

    Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

    Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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    • 24 May 2012 10:32, by Aaban

      why are you so in a need of respect while your Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of greedy and racist coward criminal clan of Ja’alin tribe, always called themselves our master, your uncle will be punish for the crimes he commttied in my region,

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      • 24 May 2012 13:17, by SEE ME

        Aaban

        Forget aboutAl Bendairya Al Dahmashya
        If you are really DARFURIAN tell me the tribe you blongs to.

        I will tell you my tribe and then give my e-mail and let’s start the war that want it.
        You better thank Jalaba who saved you before you cry for the ICC.

        Yes your people killed some of tribe but we are men not women to cry for outsiders.
        In DARFUR is degrading to cry like women

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    • 24 May 2012 10:33, by Dinkawarrior

      Another name for Kurnyel is SEE ME!

      Whoever against South Sudan will be a loser like Malowi President!

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      • 24 May 2012 10:52, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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      • 24 May 2012 13:50, by Darkangel

        MEPs debate Sudan-South Sudan crisis

        MEPs have called for an end to the ongoing conflict between Sudan and newly created state South Sudan, during a debate in the European Parliament on 23 May 2012

        http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/europe/newsid_9721000/9721943.stm

        "Kiir is incompetent...."

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    • 24 May 2012 10:34, by Lang

      Next, it will be you darfuris coming into South Sudan, genocide is coming again.

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      • 24 May 2012 10:53, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

        repondre message

    • 24 May 2012 12:20, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      UNHCR,should feed this Sudanese,refugee from Blue Nile well,they are not any lomger the Sudanses,they are south Sudanese,and in long time they are to change govt in Khartoum,because they are very strong people.

      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 24 May 2012 10:28, by Aaban

    Our people are suffering since the creation of this country while there are some coward and wicked tribe of Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of greedy and racist coward criminal clan of Ja’alin tribe enjoying our blood,
    WARNING to those who love to called themselves our master to stope hiding behind the names of those they massacre, I am genocidual survive and can say anything that make me feel relief,

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    • 24 May 2012 10:46, by Dinkawarrior

      Another name for Kurnyel is SEE ME!

      Whoever against South Sudan will be a loser like Malowi President!

      George Athor is not gonna come forever, you better harry up before we close the windows. God will punish Kurnyel for being anti-his own people. Shame on you!!

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      • 24 May 2012 10:53, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

        repondre message

        • 24 May 2012 10:54, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          repondre message

          • 24 May 2012 10:54, by SEE ME

            Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

            Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

            repondre message

    • 24 May 2012 12:25, by Jewish Ally

      The life of innocent Fur people will be held up on those greedy politician and tribes that master minded their fate.
      God is most High is looking at ever single situation in this region, and will reward each an ever one a just due according to his deeds.
      Oh God help Darfurian and the rest of the Marginalized people in the Sudan Amen.

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    • 24 May 2012 13:17, by SEE ME

      Aaban

      Forget aboutAl Bendairya Al Dahmashya
      If you are really DARFURIAN tell me the tribe you blongs to.

      I will tell you my tribe and then give my e-mail and let’s start the war that want it.
      You better thank Jalaba who saved you before you cry for the ICC.

      Yes your people killed some of tribe but we are men not women to cry for outsiders.
      In DARFUR is degrading to cry like women

      repondre message

      • 24 May 2012 14:00, by Ruach

        SEE Liel.You were born as slave,will die as a slave,talk as a slave!What a noisy boy you are!

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        • 24 May 2012 16:27, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

          repondre message

      • 24 May 2012 14:44, by Aaban

        they world know who are Ja’alin clan accordding to your words thank God that your African master,

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    • 24 May 2012 16:26, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

      I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

      repondre message

    • 24 May 2012 16:28, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

      I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

      repondre message

  • 24 May 2012 19:31, by E. Defense Forces
    • 24 May 2012 20:18, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

      I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

      repondre message

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