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.
The refugees in Tierkidi camp are predominantly ethnic Nuer (99%)
Primarily farmers and pastoralists.