[This report does not necessarily reflect
the views of the United Nations]
NAIROBI, 1 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Thousands
of Sudanese refugees, some of whom have lived in Ethiopia since 1980, are
to start returning to southern Sudan in two week's time, the United Nations
refugee agency (UNHCR) said.
Under an agreement signed by the Ethiopian
and Sudanese governments and UNHCR on Monday, as many as 70,000 refugees
who currently live in camps will eventually go home.
"Ten thousand should start to go
back to South Sudan [from] around 15 March until the end of May,"