Pugnido Camp Profile July 2015

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 15 Jul 2015 View Original

Contextual Background

Historical background

  • Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those who arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 16,183 refugees relocated from different entry points have been received in Pugnido and all of them have been fully registered (level II).

Areas of Origin

  • The camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Jonglei State (70%) and Upper Nile (28.8%), while 1.2% is from other states in South Sudan.

Cultural Background

  • The main ethnic groups are the Nuer (59.7%) and Agnuak (39.1%), others (1.2%)