UNHCR concerned over tensions between Sudan, South Sudan

Sudanese refugees at a reception centre.

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has strongly condemned Thursday's bombing of a refugee site in South Sudan.

Several bombs were dropped by an aircraft from Sudan into Unity State's Yida area, which damaged a temporary camp sheltering at least 20,000 refugees.

There have been no reported casualties in the camps.

South Sudan became the world's newest country in July, after decades of conflict with it’s northern neighbor, Sudan. However, border and oil disputes remain.

Meantime, UNHCR's Adrian Edwards says other areas in South Sudan have also been bombed.

"There are also reports this week of bombing in New Guffa village of South Sudan's Upper Nile state resulting in civilian casualties. As many as 55,000 civilians originating from the Damazine and Kurmuk areas are said to be moving southwards in Sudan's Blue Nile state. Some of these people are heading to Chali within Blue Nile state. Others are crossing into New Guffa village, 9 kilometers from the border or Bunj, the capital of Maban county in South Sudan's Upper Nile state. Others may be moving into neighboring Ethiopia where more than 30,000 Sudanese have already found refuge and are being helped by UNHCR and its partners."

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