Pattern in Population Change
As refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi (formerly Kule 2) was opened in
April 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Pagak and Burbiey entry points.
Areas of Origin
The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile
and Jonglei states.
The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.