Aid for people displaced by conflict between Sudan and South Sudan

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Sudanese refugees

Hundreds of people displaced by the ongoing military clashes between Sudan and South Sudan are getting emergency hygiene kits from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IOM says the items include jerry cans, buckets and water purification tablets.

To help spread the word about the importance of hygiene, the agency is also giving out T-shirts and posters with health messages printed on them.

Jumbe Omari Jumbe is IOM spokesman in Geneva.

"Last week's air raids and clashes in South Sudan's Unity State forced more than 700 people to leave their homes and walk for 20 kilometres to seek refuge in Abyei, a disputed region also in Sudan which itself is witnessing insecurity and arrivals of returnees. Now, in these complicated and terrible conditions, IOM has prioritized the provision of basic emergency hygienic kits in order to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and dystentry."

(Duration: 36")

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