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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report May 13-20 2014

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HIGHLIGHTS

♦ IOM Special Liaison Office (SLO) has relocated a total of 104,041 refugees to Pugnido, Leitchuor, Bonga and Kule refugee camps as of 20 May 2014.

♦ For the first time since the beginning of the crisis, partners were able to move a barge from Gambella, Ethiopia, Akobo, Jonglei State through Akobo River, delivering 70 metric tons of food.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

From a total of 350,000 South Sudanese asylum seekers which have fled to neighboring countries, more than 121,827 have been registered by UNHCR in Ethiopia since the outbreak of violence on December 2013. Most of the refugees arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia through the Pagak and Akobo‐Tergol border entry points.

IOM Special Liaison Office (SLO) has relocated a total of 104,041 refugees to Fugnido, Leitchuor, Bonga and Kule refugee camps as of 20 May 2014. The sharp increase in refugees fleeing South Sudan's conflict has continued especially as of 4 May 2014 when the government forces captured the rebel strong hold of Nasir in the Greater Upper Nile Region.

UNHCR states that some of these refugees are wounded and in urgent need of medical help.

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