Hundreds flee fresh violence on Sudan-South Sudan border

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aftermath of bomb strikes at refugee site: UNHCR

aftermath of bomb strikes at refugee site: UNHCR

Over 2,000 people have been displaced along the disputed border areas between Sudan and South Sudan following renewed clashes, according to the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR).

The displaced who are reported to be fleeing bombardments and fear of more violence are seeking safety in South Sudan's Upper Nile state and in Western Ethiopia.

UNHCR says the new displacements have pushed the number of refugees registered in the region to over 80,000.

Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba is a spokesperson from UNHCR.

"We are working at establishing a third camp to accommodate the growing Sudanese influx into Ethiopia. The new camp is located in Bambasi and will have the capacity to house up to 20,000 refugees when it is completed later this month. We are expecting further arrivals into these two countries because refugees are reporting that many more communities are on the move in Blue Nile. South Sudan now hosts more than 100,000 registered Sudanese refugees from South Kordofan and Blue Nile. Western Ethiopia has so far registered more than 30,000, mainly from Blue Nile."

Duration: 40"

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