Tierkidi Camp Profile July 2015

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

Contextual Background

Historical background

  • At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.

Areas of Origin

  • The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

Cultural Background

  • The refugees in Tierkidi camp are predominantly ethnic Nuer (99%)

Main Occupations

  • Primarily farmers and pastoralists.