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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report May 7-12 2014

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♦ IOM Special Liaison Office (SLO) has relocated a total of 101,098 refugees to Fugnido, Leitchuor, Bonga and Kule refugee camps as of 12 May 2014.

♦ An estimated population of 23,000 people have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of conflict in Nasir on 4 May 2014.

♦ Relocation of new arrivals by IOM from Akobo to Kule and Fugnido has been temporarily disrupted for two days (12‐13 May) due to heavy rain.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

More than 120,946 South Sudanese asylum seekers have fled South Sudan to Ethiopia since the outbreak of violence on December 2013. UNHCR has so far registered 110,632 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 101,098 refugees to Fugnido, Leitchuor, Bonga and Kule refugee camps as of 12 May 2014. The sharp increase in refugees fleeing South Sudan's conflict which started as of last week has continued. An estimated population of 23,000 people have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of conflict in Nasir on 4 May 2014. This occurred after 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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