Tierkidi Camp Profile May 2015

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 06 May 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. As of April 18, 2015, new arrivals are again coming to 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.