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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report Apr 30-May 6 2014

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♦ IOM Special Liaison Office (SLO) has relocated a total of 94,768 refugees to Fugnido, Leitchuor, Bonga and Kule camps as of 06 May 2014.

♦ A sharp increase in refugees fleeing South Sudan's conflict was witnessed following the capture of the rebel strong hold of Nasir by the government. Over 11,000 people have crossed into the Ethiopian town of Burbiey since last Friday 02 May 2014.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

More than 110,548 South Sudanese asylum seekers have fled South Sudan to Ethiopia since the outbreak of violence on December 2013. UNHCR has so far registered 103,548 refugees which have arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia mainly through the Pagak and Akobo‐Tergol border entry points.

IOM Special Liaison Office (SLO) has relocated a total of 94,768 refugees to Fugnido, Leitchuor, Bonga and Kule refugee camps as of 06 May 2014. Since the last update, a sharp increase in refugees fleeing South Sudan's conflict was witnessed. This occurred after the government forces captured the rebel strong hold of Nasir in the Greater Upper Nile Region over the weekend. Over 11,000 people have crossed into the Ethiopian town of Burbiey since last Friday 02 May 2014. UNHCR states that Some of these refugees are wounded and in urgent need of medical help.

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