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Refugees who have fled fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile State and crossed into Ethiopia are being relocated from a transit centre to a new camp.
Thousands of Sudanese started to flee to Ethiopia when fighting broke out between the Sudanese armed forces and rebels at the beginning of September 2011.
IOM spokesperson Jumbe Omari Jumbe says the relocation of the refugees from the Al Damazin Transit Centre on Ethiopia's western border is necessary as more people are arriving from Sudan.
"The first group of 486 refugees was transported by bus and arrived at Bambasi camp in north-western region of Ethiopia. The camp has a capacity to accommodate 20,000 persons. So that will alleviate the overcrowding at the Al Damazin transit centre. We with the violence escalation in the Blue Nile State we anticipate that more people will leave their homes." (Duration: 26")