More Sudanese refugees flock into Upper Nile

Report
from Miraya FM
Published on 08 Mar 2013 View Original

A fresh influx of more than 800 Sudanese refugees has arrived in Upper Nile State.

Members of the group told officials of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) that they had walked for long distances through bush, fleeing bombing in their home areas of Wadeka, Goz Alraseen, Tunja and Goz Duban in Sudan’s Blue Nile State.

UNHCR Information officer, Tim Irwin says the refugee agency is providing the refugees with sleeping mats, blankets, and soap and food rations.

Irwin said the refugees were first brought to the Doro refugee camp in Maban County and are being transferred to a transit center in Jamam ahead of relocation to a new refugee settlement which is being constructed.