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April 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A new United Nations (UN) refugee camp will be opened in northern Kenya to cope with an increased influx of Sudanese and South Sudanese fleeing violence between their countries, Reuters reported on Friday.

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Sudanese refugees gather in a makeshift shelter after being displaced by conflict in Southern Kordofan earlier this year. (UN Photo_Paul Banks)

The new camp is planned to be setup in an area called Kalobeyey, located some 25 km from Kakuma refugee camp which already hosts 94,000 refugees and about to exceed its capacity of 100,000 due to an ongoing influx of refugees from South Sudan.

"We are receiving 100 refugees from South Sudan each and every day [in Kakuma]" Emmanuel Nyabera, the UN refugee agency’s spokesman in Kenya, told Reuters. "In the next two to three months, we are concerned the camp will be full."

The UN official said that they expect the new camp site in Kalobeyey to host 80,000 people.

Meanwhile, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its weekly bulletin that 12,500 civilians have been displaced as a result of clashes in Talodi town of Sudan’s border state of South Kordofan between government forces and rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

OCHA said that the displaced civilians fled Talodi, where the warring sides clashed several times recently, to an area called El Leri.

Separately, the UN agency’s report stated that almost 144,000 refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile States are registered in camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia.

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Al Jazeera English | Sudan violence sparks exodus into Kenya | 28 April 2012

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  • 28 April 2012 12:07, by E. Defense Forces
  • 28 April 2012 13:22, by mohammed ali

    No Sudan Tribune,that is not true!No Sudanese can cross all of the South to reach Kenya!The camp is for marginalized, unsecure poor & starving S.Sudanese.They were fleeing internal violence,tribal wars and famine in the RSS.The UN should repatriate the stolen money of the pple of SS according to the international law; it will be more than enough to feed these pple inside their country with dignity

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    • 28 April 2012 14:11, by Smith

      Those camps are for the People displaced by NCP criminals in South Kordufan and Blue Nile since they are not safe in the border where Arabs criminals bomb them at daily basis so get it right gentlemen. there are no south Sudanese going to campps again when SPLA can defeat and kill SAF like insects.

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    • 28 April 2012 16:48, by John mamer

      Mohamed Ali. The refugee are from South kordofan, blue nile and darfur are this region not legally Sudan territory, my advice to you is this the facts is that this refugees are manucfactured by the NCP ruling class in your country and for this case therefore if you may stop such thing try to fight for democracy space within and thing will soon be normal in grea

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  • 28 April 2012 13:27, by siddaw

    What???????????

    Refugees again???????????
    that’s a crazy idea. we don’t support that drastic decission of fleeding the country for nothing at all. do they think that there is a UN to take them to abroad countries??????
    we want people in South Sudan. who are left to defend and develop the country?????????

    that shouln’t be supported please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 28 April 2012 17:01, by mohammed ali

    To respond to the deteriorating humanitarian conditions, agencies have appealed for US$776 million to carry out more than 271 projects through 110 organizations in South Sudan in 2012. So far, only 28 per cent of the funding has been received. The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Lise Grande, reiterates her urgent call for funding...con

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    • 28 April 2012 17:02, by mohammed ali

      Q. What is the humanitarian situation in South Sudan today?

      A. The situation is very worrying. In fact, you could characterize it as near catastrophe. At the moment, 4.7 million people in a country of 9 million require food assistance. Hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced had to flee their homes and run for their safety. Also, there are many southerners living in Sudan who

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      • 28 April 2012 17:05, by mohammed ali

        Q. South Sudan declared independence from Sudan last year after years of civil war. Why are things still difficult for the people there?

        A. South Sudan has some of the worst social and human development indicators in the world. More than 90 per cent of women can’t read or write. A 15-year-old girl has a higher chance of dying from pregnancy-related causes than finishing school. Out of the wo

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        • 28 April 2012 17:08, by mohammed ali

          Out of the world’s 13 deadly diseases, 12 of them are in South Sudan. In fact, the highest maternal mortality rate anywhere in the world is in South Sudan

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        • 28 April 2012 22:47, by Born-to-Rule

          Ali,

          Sorry dude, your PR is full of crap. You’re try denigrating south Sudan day in and day out is not going to work. Not you personally, your government in Khartoum is full of inbreed who are mentally challenge. As for your president, he’s the world most wanted criminal who is business of killing it’s own citizens. Soon or later he will end up like Saddam Hussein — that’s a fact dude!.

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          • 29 April 2012 11:28, by mohammed ali

            BornIt-to-rule, rule or loooooooot. Well , when a government steels billions in dollars, while more than half of the populations are dying with hunger, isn’t this slow genocide!It is even worst than genocide!

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  • 28 April 2012 22:36, by Born-to-Rule

    United Nations is dominated the Arabs. United Nations is fake organization in the world who is in business of making money. They are not to solves problems in the world. Inbreeding in Khartoum is producing many idiots like Bashir and Hussein and they must hung. Bashir is the world’s most wanted criminal dead or alive.

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