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3,000 S. Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan in January: UN


South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State receive humanitarian assistance on 27 February 2017 (SUNA photo)

February 2, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 3,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in the first half of January 2018.

“The majority of refugees arrived in South Darfur (1,118) and East Darfur (958), followed by West Kordofan (536), White Nile (409) and South Kordofan (43)” said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its monthly bulletin

According to OCHA, an estimated 200,000 new South Sudanese refugees are anticipated to arrive in Sudan in 2018.

“As of 15 January, the total South Sudanese refugee population in Sudan stood at 770,110, according to UNHCR” read the bulleting

Other sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, but this data requires verification.

Over 2 million South Sudanese refugees have been displaced as a result of the conflict that hit the world’s youngest nation in mid-December 2013.

In August 2016, Sudan officially declared that South Sudanese fleeing war in their country will be treated as refugees, which opens the door for the UN to provide them with aid and fund aid programs.


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  • 3 February 09:08, by Koryom2

    The fools can go to their damn North Sudan & never dare come back again. In fact these are the fools who are always go & armed by their foreign masters & come back to destabilize our country. Why on earth would anyone with a brain would go to South Darfur, Central Darfur, White Nile or Khartoum?>>>

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    • 3 February 09:14, by Koryom2

      The pictures on this photo don’t even look closed to South Sudanese, but Furs as far as I am concerned. Some of our South Sudanese idiots are sleeping but their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creeps in between are Geo-politically football playing our country & our people. And they are hoping that they can be lucky to re-unite our country & our people like their then East>>>

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      • 3 February 12:50, by Khent

        I’ve tolerated your uncaring, psychopathic nonsense for long enough. These people fled their homes because your criminal "government" destroyed the country, so you can’t blame them for seeking refuge. It would have been preferable for them to have gone to any other country but Sudan - but they were forced into this indignity by death-deserving traitors like you.

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        • 3 February 13:01, by Khent

          ..I want the 700, 000 sons and daughters of South Sudan that have sought refuge in Sudan to return home, and you and those criminals in Juba can bugger off, and we would be so relieved. If I had things my way... people like you would be transferred to some sort of Gulag - where you would die of thirst, hunger, disease or sheer exhaustion...

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          • 3 February 13:05, by Khent

            ..Tens of thousands of *my* people [children included] died this way, and this is precisely the manner in which you and the criminals you support should be made to leave this world. You have no idea how much I despise psychopaths like you; you’re not even humans in my eyes. You will pay for humiliating *my* people like this.

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      • 3 February 13:17, by Koryom2

        and West Germany.

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      • 3 February 13:19, by Koryom2

        and West Germany.

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