Sudan: New influx of refugees need assistance in Sudan's South Kordufan state

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Humanitarian assistance is urgently needed for thousands of refugees from South Sudan who this week fled to Abu Jibahia, a border locality in South Kordufan state of Sudan, according to Gadim Babikir Adam, commissioner of the area.

Adam was quoted on Wednesday by Sudanese News Agency(SUNA) describing the latest arrival of South Sudanese to his region as "a huge influx" and "are living in difficult conditions that require urgent humanitarian intervention and emergency assistance.”

Currently over 20,000 refugees from South Sudan are in the area, which lies 750km southwest of Khartoum.

The government official has appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as local and international humanitarian agencies to move in and help those refugees who have been received by the local population with whom they share their meager resources.

According to reports reaching Sudan, the ongoing fighting in the southern neighbouring country is driving many people out of their home areas.
-0- PANA MO/AR 3May2017

03 may 2017 17:41:49

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