Sudan refugees flee south to camps

Published on 26 April 2012

Fighting has sent a flood of refugees into South Sudan camps, which are struggling to cope with a critical water shortage. (..) UK international development minister, Stephen O'Brien, who visited the Jamam camp on Wednesday, announced £10m in emergency food from the existing aid budget to provide assistance for 100,000 hungry people for five months through the World Food Programme, plus £5m in reserve in case of a mass return of South Sudanese from Sudan. (..) The minister met several NGO representatives in Jamam, where it was decided that the best option to stave off catastrophe once the rains come is to move around 15,000 people to the nearby Doro camp.

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