Sudan: Sudan plans new camps for South Sudanese refugees outside Khartoum

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Authorities in Sudan and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have agreed to set up camps outside Khartoum for accommodation of refugees from South Sudan in order to provide them the required humanitarian aid, the Police Information Office here said in a press statement on Monday.

The refugees have been camping within the Sudanese capital.

According to the statement, the arrangement was agreed on Sunday at a meeting of the State Minister of the Interior, Babikir Dignah, with representatives of the UNHCR.

The meeting also decided to establish a new camp for other refugees in east Sudan to protect them against smuggling and extortion, the statement said.

Though the Sudanese government recently said that the South Sudanese should be treated as if they were Sudanese nationals in provision of services, the South Sudanese government opposed the move hinting that they should be treated as refugees so that their movements could be monitored.
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30 january 2017 18:02:09

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