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UN alarmed by "sudden increase" of Blue Nile refugees in S Sudan

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June 5, 2012 (JUBA) — António Guterres, the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees on Monday decried what he described as the
“sharply” worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan’s Upper Nile
State where the refugee agency (UNHCR) and humanitarian partners are
trying to contain a "sudden increase" in refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile
state.

An estimated 35,000 refugees, UNHCR says, have arrived in Upper Nile
over the past three weeks, adding to 70,000 that reportedly existed in
the area. More refugees, according to the agency, are expected to
continue arriving as they flee fighting in the region.

"This is a dramatic change in an already difficult humanitarian
situation,” said Guterres, adding that, “Not only are refugee numbers
suddenly much higher, but the condition that many of these people are
in is shockingly bad. Some have been eating tree leaves to survive
along the way."

UNHCR says it has stepped up efforts to assist these refugees,
providing buses and tractor-trailer to move people to safer locations
at Rum and Yusuf Batil, despite the difficult road conditions worsened
by recent rains. The refugee agency also believes most of the new
arrivals in Upper Nile are too close to the border for their safety.

“Pressure is enormous,” the UNHCR chief acknowledges, adding, “Despite
the rain, this is an area where there’s simply not enough safe
drinking water; This, and the security situation, makes it all the
more urgent that people are relocated fast to better protected
places.”

South Sudan, according to UNHCR, is currently hosting close to 150,000
refugees in the states of Central Equatoria (10,900), Jonglei (3,500),
Unity (38,300), Upper Nile (80,000) and Western Equatoria (15,600),
with majority of them reportedly originating from Central African
Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and
Sudan.

However, with the ever increasing numbers of Sudanese refugees in the
country, UNHCR has expressed concerns over the huge logistical
challenges involved, especially in the delivery of humanitarian aid.

(ST)

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  • 5 June 2012 10:31, by Aarai Baka

    We welcome those needy people of both two Southerns of Kordofan, blues nile. We have shares the same lives during our struggle. We can share whatever we have no matter how poor we are but one day these two will free themselves from monsters killers. Keeps up SRF.Breaking news about 2,900 SAF are about to surrendered to SPLA in northern frontier were fighting taking places. :)

  • 5 June 2012 10:44, by Waucity

    They left their homes to greedy Bashir/arabs...A monster who live off our resources and then drea to deny others simple representation in governments and freedoms in their homes..Flithy fat arabs..You’re the only digusting thing that exist in Sudan.

  • 5 June 2012 11:49, by Northern Sudanese

    all this thanks to the traitors SPLM-N..........all this wouldn’t happen if they just put their arms down since last year.

    • 5 June 2012 13:31, by Junta

      Northern Sudanese
      I now believe that you are a neo nazis! You hate black people (the Legitimate Sudanese unlike you an immigrant from Arabian Peninsula turn Ruling elite). Who create the crises in S.Blue Nile and S. Kordofan? who dishonoured the full implementation of CPA? is it not your racist NCP party? You hypocrite, the fire and get of hell is waiting for you! You pretend to be True muslim not

      • 5 June 2012 15:03, by talentboy2

        Junta,
        North Sudanese or any other terrorist of north
        Are no lighter than Ethiopian or kenyan or even some south Sudanese.
        I therefore reject any claim that the terrorist don’t like their own kind but Islamic mental, who don’t like poor or weak individual.

        • 5 June 2012 15:45, by Northern Sudanese

          talentboy2

          i dont comment ’ridiculous’ race statements as race has nothing to do with this issue. you are opening a weird argument which is currently not needed

      • 5 June 2012 15:42, by Northern Sudanese

        Junta

        before these people put their arms up, did you hear of people fleeing B nile and S kordofan?

        i dont comment on race shit, i dont know what word to use but using race in this issue is just ’ridiculous’

    • 5 June 2012 13:35, by Junta

      Northern Sudanese
      After discovering that the people of S.Blue Nile and S. Kordofan will dominantly as for autonomy, you immediately started to create war inorder to abrogate the CPA. The gate of hell is waiting for all the hypocrites in NCP and any nrothern Arabists parties more so the those who deny their black identity and claim to be Arabs!

      • 5 June 2012 15:48, by Northern Sudanese

        Junta

        There was no war in these areas before the traitors put their arms up. do you think that sudanese would accept someone raising the flag of the enemy inside the country to be leading this nation? only south sudanese asylum seekers can believe that.

        (no comment on race)

        Agar’s fate is the same fate of Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the largest rebel group in Sudan history since 1956.

    • 5 June 2012 15:11, by talentboy2

      Remember, these people are Funj and Nubian are the original Sudanese
      Plus sudanic people like falata and equatorians and of course Dinka, Nuer Shilluk. We own this land upto Egypt before Assyrian.
      So shut up any one who claim to Arab.

      • 5 June 2012 15:50, by Northern Sudanese

        talentboy2

        you own nothing but a dirty forest :D

    • 5 June 2012 16:09, by zulu

      No worries brothers and sisters. Flee for your lives to start a new beginning. we your brothers were like that. we went into uganda, kenya and etheopia, but came back learned and much more prepared politicallly and militarily. this sudan is your mother land. you will claim it and restore its dignity as the Nubian Kingdom known for over 500 yrs.

  • 5 June 2012 14:30, by pabaak

    With this pouring in south Sudan of refugees, fake Arabs in north now happy they think they are driving out African populations from their areas so to be replace with Janjaweed and mercenaries from neighboring countries. but soon they will enjoy their freedom as South Sudan do, because they are ingeniousness people of land, they are been there for centuries unlike fake Arabs who just came through

    • 5 June 2012 14:32, by pabaak

      Door of the AL-Mandab following their slave trades root, they have no right to chase away origin people of the land.

      • 6 June 2012 00:05, by sudani ana

        Janobeen, you guys need to listen to Bob Marley and " emancipate yourself from mental slavery". You guys have an inferiority complex, it’s all about race with you. I reckon you are just playing this stupid race card to divide the Sudanese people along racial lines, like you were taught by John Garang. But it will not work. Sudan will remain united and will beat you in peace and war.

        • 6 June 2012 01:51, by talentboy2

          South Sudanese are not coloured people like some of north, so the northern Sudanese have true inferiority complex.



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