Home | News    Friday 11 April 2014

South Sudanese refugees in Sudan reach over 62,000

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 10, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The number of South Sudanese refugees who arrived to the neighbouring Sudan has reached over 62,000 people, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

“According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as of 2 April an estimated 62,000 to 64,000 people have arrived in Sudan since 15 December 2013. The Government of Sudan registers people arriving from South Sudan at the border crossing points of White Nile state,” OCHA reported in its weekly bulletin.

The agency further estimates that some 150 refugees arrive on daily basis to White Nile state from South Sudan’s neighbouring Upper Nile state, adding that they also continue to enter into Sudan through the South Kordofan state without details.

Last week, Jabel Awliya town, located south to the capital Khartoum, announced the relocation of different refugees camps to Alamal town in western Khartoum state. The Sudanese authorities vowed to provide the necessary service to the residents of new camps, saying over 150 refugees per day arrive to the capital.

UNHCR needs US$40 million to face the needs of the new arrivals. However, only 0.5 per cent of that amount is covered. Also, the agency demanded an emergency fund for $6.5 million to respond to the needs in South Kordofan and White Nile states.

UN agencies in Sudan demanded the government to declare the South Sudanese entering the country as refugees and to make a joint call with the UN for donors, but Khartoum refuses saying they can enter and reside where they want and work.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The perilous change in Darfur’s demography 2015-08-28 08:10:36 By Eric Reeves The debate about whether or not Darfur was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world—in general—no longer (...)

IGAD-Plus and Peace Politics: Dateline without deadline 2015-08-23 20:24:08 “It is time we define governments in Africa as the responsibility, not the power” – Dlamini-Zuma By James Okuk On 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (...)

South Sudan Peace Agreement: to Sign or not to Sign 2015-08-19 05:44:38 By Steve Paterno South Sudan peace process faltered badly. The most anticipated deadline to sign a final comprehensive agreement has passed, with government failing to ink the proposed (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Resolutions and recommendations of the SPLM-N leadership meeting 2015-08-11 22:21:18 SUDAN PEOPLES’ LIBERATION MOVEMENT NORTH Leadership Meeting of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North ( SPLM-N) Final Communique: Resolutions and Recommendations August 6th, 2015 The (...)

Sudanese, human rights groups and advocates demand renewal of UNAMID 2015-06-25 06:03:32 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: New York: Ahmed H.Adam, Tel. +1 347 567 1491 or aha64@cornell.edu Kampala: Abdelrahman Gasim, Tel. +256 7 51 90 77 77 or gasim202000@gmail.com Geneva: Abdelbagi (...)

Civil society groups urge to stop hostilities in W. Bahr El Ghazal 2015-06-11 22:24:37 Urgent action for sustainable peace in Western Bahr El Ghazal State Civil Society Statement: June 10, 2015 Wau –Western Bahr El Ghazal State- The Republic of South Sudan We, civil society (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.