South Sudan

Worries in refugee camp as rains approach

(14th March 2013) - More than 900 Sudanese refugees living in Nyeel settlement in Unity State are worried about the threat of flooding and disease ahead of the upcoming rainy season.

The refugees say the rains usually destroy their homes and gardens and children are not able to go to school.

The refugees have asked the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to come to their rescue, if not help is forthcoming they would consider relocating to the Yida settlement.

The refugees raised these concerns during a visit to the camp by UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer.

Lanzer said the UN and other humanitarian organizations would do what they could to support the refugees.