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Thousands of South Sudanese seek refuge in neighbouring countries everyday, UNHCR

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR has reported that five thousand South Sudanese flee to Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia daily seeking refuge. UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming said 23,546 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since the conflict erupted a month ago. She said more than 5,300 refugees were registered in Ethiopia and that the number was likely to rise as remote border areas were hard to access.
Ms Fleming said 300 South Sudanese were arriving daily to Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya, and that UNHCR registered 3,173 new arrivals by Sunday evening. She said UNHCR was increasing responsibilities for 57 thousand civilians in ten UN compounds in South Sudan by protecting vulnerable people including women and children.


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